House Passes Bill Preventing Future Cash Payments To Iran

254-163

No doubt Obama will ignore this resolution also...

thehill
The House passed legislation Thursday night to prohibit the U.S. government from making any future cash payments to Iran, a response to the Obama administration’s recent transfer of funds to the country.

Lawmakers approved the measure largely along party lines, though 16 Democrats joined all Republicans in the 254-163 vote. Four of the defecting Democrats are in competitive races this year, including Senate candidate Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Reps. Brad Ashford , Pete Aguilar and Scott Peters.

House Republicans sought to use the vote to highlight a cash payment the Obama administration made as part of settling an arms deal made before the 1979 Iranian revolution. Under the bill, the U.S. government could not make cash payments to Iran until the president certifies Iran isn’t a state sponsor of terrorism.

“It is not in the interest of the United States to have the regime have cold, hard cash,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), the author of the measure.