Congressman Patrick Meehan

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

House-Passed Sanctions Bill “Puts Hostile Regimes on Notice”

Jul 25, 2017
Press Release
House approves measure imposing sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea with overwhelming bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved H.R. 3364, the Countering Adversarial Nations Through Sanctions Act, by a bipartisan 419-3 vote. Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding today’s vote:

“These sanctions put hostile regimes in Moscow, Tehran and Pyongyang on notice,” said Congressman Meehan. “For eight years under President Obama, accountability took a back seat to accommodation when it came to our adversaries on the world stage. Each of these regimes continues to pursue campaigns of aggression and belligerence, but today’s bipartisan vote shows they will not go unpunished.”

“These sanctions will hit these regimes where it will hurt, and they’ll limit our enemies’ access to the hard cash necessary to finance aggression, human rights abuses and support for terror. I’m pleased to see the legislation approved by the House and I hope the Senate acts to send it to the President’s desk for his signature promptly,” Meehan said.

Last week, Meehan authored an op-ed in the Washington Times that explains how the Iran Nuclear Deal is still broken two years after it was announced.