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16 December 2009

Georgia's Congressional Delegation Support Iran Sanctions Bill

Coming a day before Iran unveiled its new, long-range missle capable of reaching Israel and parts of Europe [Iran tests upgraded long-range missile. CNN. Retrieved on 2009-12-16.], the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (H.R.2194) [Rozen, Laura (2009-12-15). House Iran petroleum sanctions bill passes. Politico. Retrieved on 2009-12-16.].

According to Congressman Hank Johnson (D - Georgia), who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, H.R.2194 would tighten U.S. sanctions on Iran’s petroleum sector while leaving President Obama substantial leeway to shape sanctions such that they best complement overall U.S. diplomatic strategy.

"This bill will add a powerful arrow to the President’s quiver," said Rep. Johnson. "The United States and our allies continue to engage in multilateral diplomacy to resolve the impasse with Iran. But Iran’s leaders must know that life will become increasingly difficult if they continue to defy international law."

Here's how Georgia's congressional delegation voted on the bill:

Yea
Nay
Present
Did Not Vote
John Barrow
X
Sanford Bishop
X
Nathan Deal
X
Phil Gingrey
X
Hank Johnson
X
Jack Kingston
X
John Lewis
X
John Linder
X
Jim Marshall
X
Paul Broun
X
Tom Price
X
David Scott
X
Lynn Westmoreland
X