Washington, D.C. – Hours before President Obama’s last State of the Union address, the House overwhelmingly passed Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce’s (R-CA) North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 757).  The bipartisan bill toughens sanctions against North Korea following its latest reported nuclear test.

On passage of his North Korea sanctions legislation, Chairman Royce said:  The Kim regime’s continued efforts to develop a nuclear arsenal is a direct threat to the United States.  Now is not the time for more of the administration’s ‘strategic patience.’  It’s time for action.  This bill will help cut off Kim Jong Un’s access to the cash he needs to fund his army, his weapons, and the continued repression of the North Korean people.”

NOTE: A section-by-section summary of the “North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act” is available HERE.