On March 7, the United States House Committee of representatives of U.S. Congress approved the bill, which bans the U.S. government to recognize Crimean as a Russian peninsula. It was posted on the website of the Committee.
The text of the law on non-recognition of the Crimean annexation suggests forbidding the U.S. government to recognize Crimea as the Russian part.
“It is the policy of the United States not to recognize the Russian Federation ’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters”, - the report said.
“No Federal department or agency may take any action or extend any assistance that implies recognition of the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters” – according to the bill.
It should be noted that the President has the power to make an exception if he decides it is necessary for the national security of the USA.
In order the bill could become the law, the both Congress Chambers have to approve this and the President of the USA has to sign the document.