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Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act Passes House

May 5, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – The Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (H.R. 1644) passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 419 to 1. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, supported this bipartisan legislation to modify and increase the President’s authority to impose sanctions on persons who violate certain U.N. Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea, limiting the nation’s ability to develop Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) and nuclear capability and engage in other bad activities. The bill can be viewed here.

Congressman Zeldin said, “As North Korea continues to defiantly develop its weapons program, including ICBMs and nuclear warheads, we must keep all options on the table to deal with this potential threat. The Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act will set in place additional sanctions to ramp up economic pressure on the North Koreans and improve the possibility of multilateral diplomatic engagement. Protecting America’s security at both home and abroad is my top priority as a Representative, and I will continue to work in Congress to ensure all Americans remain safe, secure and free.”