WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation to impose new and stronger sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea. Congressman Comer released the following statement on the passage of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act:

One of the most solemn duties I have as a Member of Congress is to protect the security of our nation and the safety of the American people. Today, I was proud to vote for legislation that will impose new sanctions – and strengthen existing ones – on Iran, Russia and North Korea. These three nations have worked to undermine U.S. national security and interests, both at home and abroad. With today’s vote, the House of Representatives sent a strong message to America’s adversaries that they will be held accountable for their actions.

Specifically, this bill will:

  • Sanction Iran for its efforts to develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads and for its continued support of terrorism that threatens not only the U.S., but our allies in Israel.
  • Strengthen sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of Ukraine and for its support for the murderous Assad regime that has launched chemical weapons attacks against its own people.
  • Aim to stop North Korea’s missile program, which defense officials just today announced is on track to have the ability to strike the U.S. within a year, even sooner than previously thought.