Walorski Votes to Protect U.S. National Security, Prohibit Administration from Lifting Sanctions to Bad Actors in Iran

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski issued the following statement after the House passed legislation that would strengthen congressional oversight of Iranian sanctions.

“In the time since the president’s nuclear deal with Iran, they have continually thumbed their nose at the United States. Iran has conducted two ballistic missile launches, flown a surveillance drone over a US aircraft carrier, fired rockets near US Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz, and detained 10 US Navy Sailors. These repeated provocations are terribly concerning and prove that we should not be lifting sanctions on bad actors. As they continue to push the envelope in aggression against the rest of the world, we must hold them accountable to international agreements already in place.”

H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act would prohibit lifting sanctions aimed at Tehran unless the Obama administration has certified to Congress that sanctioned individuals or foreign banks are no longer supporting Iranian weapons development or terrorist activities.

H.R. 3662 passed the House by a vote of 246-181 and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.

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