Two weeks ago, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in a strong bipartisan vote of 18-3, advanced legislation to push back on Iran’s non-nuclear behavior in the Middle East. The bill is now pending on the Senate floor and a vote is expected in the next several days.
The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722), authored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and SFRC Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), bolsters sanctions against individuals and entities involved in Iran's ballistic missile activity, conventional arms trade, human rights abuses, and terrorism. Directed only at actions outside the nuclear sphere, the legislation in no way violates the letter or spirit of the Iran nuclear deal.
Thanks to AIPAC for the action alert.
To support countering Iran's activity:
1. Call the US Capitol switchboard toll free at 844-801-9984, select “2” to choose to speak with your Member of Congress, and then enter your zip code.
2. Tell your Senator: "My name is ________, and I’m a constituent of yours. I live in (hometown). I am calling to urge you to become a cosponsor of the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722) before the legislation comes up for a vote."