Corker Announces Path Forward on Sanctions Legislation

Statement

Date: July 26, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Foreign Affairs

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced a path forward on legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea.

"Following very productive discussions with Leader McCarthy, I am glad to announce that we have reached an agreement that will allow us to send sanctions legislation to the president's desk," said Corker. "The Senate will move to approve the Iran and Russia sanctions it originally passed six weeks ago, as well as the North Korea sanctions developed by the House. Going forward, the House has committed to expeditiously consider and pass enhancements to the North Korea language, which multiple members of the Senate hope to make in the very near future."


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