House Takes Action to Hold North Korea Accountable

Monday, April 3, 2017

House Takes Action to Hold North Korea Accountable

Walorski Votes for Bipartisan Measures to Label North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism, Condemn Missile Program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today voted for two measures to label North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and condemn the regime’s efforts to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

“As North Korea poses an increasing threat to our national security, it’s time to call this rogue regime what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “With these measures, we are taking action to hold North Korea accountable and send a clear message that Kim Jong-un’s illicit missile program and provocative maneuvers are unacceptable. Congress is committed to working with the Trump administration to confront this threat and keep America and our allies safe.”

BACKGROUND

The House on Monday passed two bipartisan measures aimed at holding the North Korean regime accountable. The measures now head to the Senate for further consideration.

  • H.R. 479, the North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act, would require the State Department to decide whether to formally designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. The bill passed by a vote of 394 to 1.
  • H.Res. 92 would condemn North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile development program, which violates UN Security Council resolutions. The resolution passed by a vote of 393 to 2.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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