Specialists of the research service reminded members of Congress of already existing bills that require the US Secretary of State to recognize the Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization.
However, according to analysts, this step could affect the relations of the United States with Russia and other countries whose authorities resorted to the services of PMCs.
"Congressmen may consider other available legislative and oversight options to further limit and counter the Wagner Group's expanding presence in the world," the report said.
At the same time, the document emphasizes that parliamentarians should also discuss the feasibility of studying other strategies and tools with which the United States could "motivate" other countries to refuse to interact with this PMC.
The Congressional Research Service is convinced that Moscow uses private military companies "to project power on a global scale."
"These associations vary in size and scope and act as unofficial (and nominally illegal) instruments of Russian foreign policy," the report's authors said.
In February, State Department spokesman Ned Price said that states cooperating with the Wagner PMC were allegedly becoming "unprotected and less independent." According to him, Washington is interacting with the countries of Europe and Africa to "respond" to the activities of the group.
In addition, in January, the US Treasury recognized Wagner as an international criminal organization. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this decision, noted that in applied terms it does not matter either for Russia or for the PMC itself.