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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul applauds the passage of significant legislation on various measures addressing Iran and its terrorist proxies at yesterday’s markup. 

H.Res. 559 – Declaring it is the policy of the US that a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran is not acceptable. 

This resolution, introduced by Chairman McCaul and co-led by Rep. Brad Schneider and others, declares it is the policy of the US that a nuclear Iran is not acceptable.

H.R. 5826 – No Paydays to Hostage-Takers Act 

This legislation, introduced by Rep. Joe Wilson, deters the Government of Iran, other hostile governments, and individuals from hostage-taking or wrongfully detaining United States nationals by imposing sanction and other strict penalties.

H.R. 340 – Hamas International Financing Prevention Act 

This legislation, introduced by Rep. Brian Mast, imposes sanctions against Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Al-Asqa Martyr’s Brigade, the Lion’s Den, and other Palestinian terrorist groups and their supporters.

H.R. 3266 – Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act 

This legislation, introduced by Rep. William Keating, creates reporting and oversight requirements over UNRWA and Palestinian Authority educational materials

H.R. 3774 – SHIP Act 

This bill, introduced by Rep. Mike Lawler, requires the President to impose sanctions on ports and refineries that receive and process Iranian oil.

H.R. 2973 – MARITIME Act

This bill, introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, requires the Department of Defense and Department of State to develop a strategy with Middle East partners and allies to counter maritime threats posed by Iran and its proxies.

H.Res. 599 – Resolution Urging the EU to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization 

This resolution, introduced by Rep. Brad Schneider, urges the EU to designate the political and military arms of Hizballah as a terrorist organization.

H.R. 1809 – Block the Use of Transatlantic Technology in Iranian Made Drones Act

This legislation, introduced by Rep. William Keating, would require the Department of Commerce, Department of State, and Department of Defense to coordinate in developing a range of options to prevent Iran from acquiring technologies that may be used in the development of UAS.