On One Year Anniversary of Iran Deal, Roe Votes to Impose Sanctions and Protect Taxpayers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of three bills related to Iran. Roe released the following statement on the bills:
“Today, just one year after the Iran deal was announced, I find myself more concerned than ever about the safety and security of the United States. Since the agreement was finalized last July, we’ve seen high-ranking advisers within the administration admit they deliberately misled the public throughout the process and discovered there were several “side deals” not included in the agreement presented to Congress. I voted against this deal because it was a bad deal one year ago, and it’s still a bad deal today. I’m proud to support these bills to protect taxpayers and impose sanctions on Iran.”Background: On Wednesday, Roe voted for H.R. 5119, the No Heavy Water (2H2O) from Iran Act. This bill would block the Obama administration’s recent heavy water purchase and prevent any future purchases of heavy water from Iran. On Thursday, he voted for both H.R. 5631, the Iran Accountability Act of 2016, and H.R. 4992, the United States Financial System Protection Act. H.R. 5631 imposes sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program, support for terrorism, and human rights violations and H.R. 4992 codifies regulations to prevent Iran from accessing the dollar and U.S. financial system. You can read more about the bills here. The Congressman also covered this issue at length in his weekly column, found here.