Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Call Your Representative: Sanctioning Iran and Hezbollah

Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will consider two important pieces of legislation. These bills address the dangerous agression of Iran and its terrorist proxy, Hizballah.  Please take a moment to urge your representative to support both bills when they come to the House floor for a vote. 

(1) Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 1698)
This bipartisan bill expands sanctions against Iran's illicit ballistic missile program and its aggressive behavior in the region. The bill was introduced by Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD).

(2) Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017 (H.R. 3329)
Building on existing legislation, this bipartisan bill targets foreign governments that knowingly provide financial support to Hizballah, and foreign individuals or companies that aid its fundraising or recruitment activities. Authored by Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel, the legislation seeks to cut off the flow of resources to the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hizballah.

Jim Himes (D-CT-4) was an early cosponsor of both bills; please call his office to thank him for his support on this issue.

Thanks to AIPAC for the action alert.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Write a Letter: Holding Iran Accountable

The Trump Administration recently announced that it would decertify the Iran nuclear agreement. Much has been made of this in the press, some of it confused or outright incorrect. Israel supporters should know the facts, and be advocates for correcting misinformation, for example by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper.