Walorski Votes for Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Walorski Votes for Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

Latest Bill Passed by House to Increase Pressure on Kim Jong-un Regime

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today voted to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea amid increasing provocations by the Kim Jong-un regime. The House passed H.R. 1644, the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, by a bipartisan vote of 419 to 1.

“North Korea is a rogue regime intent on destabilizing the region and threatening the U.S. and our allies,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “We are taking action to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea to put pressure on Kim Jong-un and hold the regime accountable. The days of ‘strategic patience’ toward North Korean aggression are over.”

BACKGROUND

H.R. 1644 would impose sanctions on North Korea, specifically targeting its shipping industry and entities abroad that use North Korean slave labor.

The House previously passed two bipartisan measures to label North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and condemn its efforts to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

  • 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.
  • H.Res. 92 would condemn North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile development program, which violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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

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