House Passes Rep. Deutch's Bill Extending Sanctions Against Iran
(Washington) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Iran Sanctions Extension Act (H.R. 6297) introduced by Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. This bill extends existing sanctions law to guarantee that the United States can easily re-impose nuclear-related sanctions if Iran is found to have violated the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
“The Iran Sanctions Act has served as the backbone of our Iran policy for two decades and ultimately helped force Iran to the negotiating table," said Rep. Deutch. "Now that the deal is in effect, the Iranian regime must fully understand that violations of the deal will be met with swift and painful snap-back sanctions. By extending this sanctions program, we will continue to lead the international community in ensuring full compliance and vigorous enforcement of the deal.”
H.R. 6297 was co-introduced by Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-25), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and Congressman Steny Hoyer (MD-05), House Democratic Whip.