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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

House Votes to Increase Sanctions on North Korea

May 4, 2017
Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1644, the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act. This comes in the wake of the communist state’s increased testing of nuclear weaponry and threats against the United States and its allies.
LaMalfa said: “For too long, North Korea’s aggressive behavior has gone unchecked. Now, Kim Jong-Un has accelerated his pursuit of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads to strike the United States or our allies. These actions are in direct violation of UN Security Council resolutions and cannot be allowed to continue. The legislation we passed earlier today will impose new sanctions to cut off funding for North Korea’s nuclear program by discouraging foreign financial institutions from continuing to do business with the nation altogether. After meeting with President Trump, even China recently banned imports of North Korean coal – a clear sign that the global tide is turning against them. The President has made clear his intent to solve this problem, and it’s time the global community take action to reign in this radical and dangerous regime.”
H.R. 1644, the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, aims to prevent North Korea from obtaining long range ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States by:
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.