Defending American Victims of Iranian Terrorism

Oct 1, 2015 Issues: National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon House passage of the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. H.R. 3457 prohibits the President from lifting sanctions on Iran until all damages owed to American victims of Iranian sponsored terrorism are received.

"The House has once again sent a clear message of our strong disapproval of the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran,” Rep. Scalise said. "Under the deal negotiated by this Administration, Iran will receive upwards of $150 billion in sanctions relief. However, American victims of Iranian terrorism will not be paid the $43.5 billion in damages owed to them and their families. This bill halts any sanctions relief until Iran compensates the victims of Iranian terror. I applaud my colleague Congressman Patrick Meehan for his leadership in ensuring not one cent goes to Iran if the Americans owed do not receive just compensation.”