Walorski Votes to Strengthen Sanctions on Hostile Regimes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Walorski Votes to Strengthen Sanctions on Hostile Regimes

House Passes Tough New Sanctions on North Korea, Iran, Russia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today voted to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea, Iran, and Russia over their efforts to undermine American national security and threaten our allies.

“After years of weak leadership on the world stage under the Obama administration, we are sending an unmistakable message to our adversaries: America stands strong against hostile regimes,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “With these tough new sanctions, we are taking decisive action to protect our national security and counter the threats North Korea, Iran, and Russia pose to the United States and our allies.”

BACKGROUND

The Countering Adversarial Nations Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364) passed the House by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 419 to 3.

North Korea could soon target American cities with an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Kim Jong Un’s regime has tested 17 missiles already this year, including its first successful test of a missile that could reach the United States. The new sanctions will squeeze the regime’s access to funding for its nuclear missile program.

Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and a driving force behind unrest throughout the Middle East. Even as Iran receives billions of dollars in sanctions relief under the Obama administration’s nuclear deal, it continues to develop ballistic missiles, unjustly imprison Americans, and support Hezbollah terrorists and the brutal Assad regime. These sanctions will hold the Iranian regime and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accountable.

Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has actively worked against American interests and undermined global stability through military activity, disinformation campaigns, and cyberattacks. The sanctions will put pressure on Putin and his cronies and bolster U.S. and NATO efforts to counter Russian aggression.

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

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