Time to stop rewarding bad actors for bad behavior

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) voted to sanction Iranians who finance terrorism, violate human rights, or are involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The House passed the bipartisan H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, 246-181.

McMorris Rodgers released the following statement:

“As we work to build a bold, forward-looking agenda for a more confident America, national security is at the top of the list. Today, we acted to block sanction relief to those who finance terrorism and violate human rights, standing with the American people and our allies around the world.

“I have repeatedly urged the Obama administration to secure a better deal with Iran — and not only has the administration failed to deliver, it also refuses to acknowledge the grave threats facing the world today, some of the worst created by Iran. The core mission and responsibility of the Commander in Chief is to keep Americans safe; but, as this administration acted prematurely in removing sanctions against Tehran, it gave the largest state sponsor of terrorism a green light to continue its destabilizing behavior.

“If Iran wants sanctions relief, it should be required to forsake its destructive activities once and for all. It’s time to stop rewarding bad actors for their bad behavior, so Americans can feel secure in their lives and their futures.”

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