House Passes New Sanctions on Iran

Oct 26, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed three bills and a resolution that impose new sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah for their support for terrorism and pursuit of ballistic missiles, as well as urging the European Union to join the United States and other countries in officially designating Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.

LaMalfa said: “Iran is a state-sponsor of terrorism.  It’s clear that the actions of the Iranian Regime are in stark contrast to the stated goal of the Iran Deal – to promote ‘regional and international peace and security.’ In fact, Iran repeatedly does quite the opposite, fueling conflict in the Middle East while financing Hezbollah’s unconscionable acts of terror – which include the use of civilians as human shields. These groups seek to destroy our close ally, Israel, and their aggression cannot go unchecked any longer. The bills we voted on this week show the intent of Congress to work together with the President and hold this regime accountable for their dangerous behavior.”

H.R. 1698, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act
  • Investigates and sanctions companies, banks, and individuals both inside and outside of Iran who are involved in the regime’s ballistic missile program.
H.R. 3329, Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act
  • Sanctions any regime who provides weapons to Hezbollah.
  • Target’s Hezbollah’s fundraising and recruiting efforts to support its fighters.
H.R. 3342, Sanctioning Hezbollah’s Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act
  • Sanctions Hezbollah commanders responsible for ordering the use of human shields.
  • Sanctions anyone providing material support for human rights abuse.
H.Res. 359, Urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on its members.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.