House Passes Nuclear Iran Prevention Act

House Passes Nuclear Iran Prevention Act


    ​Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ed Royce speaks on the House floor on Wednesday in support of The Nuclear Iran Prevention Act.
    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed The Nuclear Iran Prevention Act on Wednesday, a bipartisan piece of legislation that widens economic and human rights sanctions and increases enforcement on already existing sanctions on the Iranian regime.



    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the U.S. House of Representatives' decision to tighten sanctions on Iran: "Following the Iranian elections the House of Representatives has sent a clear message to the Iranian regime that international pressure will increase until Iran meets its obligations and ceases its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability. We will judge Iran by its actions alone.”

    Representative Ed Royce of California, Chairman of the Committee and a main sponsor of the legislation said after the vote that “Iran may have a new president, but its march toward a nuclear program continues.  The economic and political pressure on Tehran must be ratcheted-up. Today the House took a critical step toward crippling this regime to prevent a nuclear Iran and the dire security consequences.”

    The bill passed the House with 378 co-sponsors in a 400-to-20 vote after it was approved unanimously by the Committee in February and moves quickly to the Senate Banking Committee to be voted on.​

    Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan “Nuclear Iran Prevention Act”​​