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CRAMER: HOUSE PASSES SANCTIONS AGAINST SPONSORS OF TERRORISM

Oct 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported several bills this week placing additional sanctions on North Korea, Iran, and Hezbollah.

“The House sent a message to the international community proving again the United States will always stand against terrorism and nations working with dangerous groups, such as Hezbollah, who commit horrific acts of violence,” said Cramer. “These bills address the bad actors in the region and bring relief to our key allies, especially Israel, who is faced with thousands of rockets sent by the hands of Hezbollah. In addition, I support the Administration’s key efforts in furthering sanctions on North Korea and the decertification of the Iran nuclear deal to cease all funds aiding terrorism.”          

Other legislation passed by the House today include:  

  • H.R. 3898, the Impeding North Korea's Access to Finance Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), would impose additional sanctions on the city of Pyongyang’s ability to back its weapons program.
  • H.R. 1698, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, authored by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), would mandate the President to impose sanctions on any foreign entity involved with, supported by, or aided to Iran’s ballistic missile program. Cramer is a cosponsor of this bill.      
  • H.Res. 359, urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members. Authored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), this bill urges the European Union to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members.
  • H.R. 3342, the Sanctioning Hezbollah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, authored by Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), would mandate the President to identify and impose sanctions on any foreign entity associated with Hezbollah.  
  • H.R. 3329, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, authored by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), would reinforce legislation passed in 2015 to strengthen sanctions on Hezbollah. Cramer is a cosponsor of this bill.          

In the 115th Congress, Cramer has supported the multiple bills and executive orders to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea and Iran.