Legislative Updates: 115th Congress
Reps. Deutch, McCaul Introduce Bill to Hold Iran Accountable on Human Rights and Hostage-Taking
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, introduced the Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act (H.R. 4744) on Tuesday, January 9.
This legislation states that Congress stands with the people of Iran, and it provides the Trump administration with the tools necessary to hold Iranian government officials responsible for human rights violations, corruption, and censorship. Moreover, it holds the Iranian regime accountable for taking American citizens and permanent residents hostage by ensuring that those responsible pay an extreme price.
The full text of H.R. 4744 is available here. The bill later passed in the House on April 26.