Iran legislation now pending in Congress

Keep track of House Resolution 362 here:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hc110-362

Keep track of Senate Resolution 580 here:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=sr110-580

 Currently, there is AIPAC-endorsed legislation pending in Congress which may authorize a naval blockade of  Iran.  The legislation demands that President Bush lead an international effort to prevent Iran from receiving exports of refined petroleum.  Members of the House and Senate have introduced resolutions (H. Con. Res. 362 and S. Res. 580) calling on the administration to focus on the urgency of the Iranian nuclear threat and to impose tougher sanctions on Tehran. The resolutions, introduced in the House by Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Mike Pence (R-IN) and in the Senate by Sens. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and John Thune (R-SD), urge the president to sanction Iran’s Central Bank and other international banks and energy companies investing in the country. They also demand that the United States lead an international effort to increase pressure on Iran by curtailing Iran’s ability to import refined petroleum products.

Read AIPAC’s summary of House bill here:  aipachousebillsummary0608

Read AIPAC’s summary of Senate bill here:  aipacbillsummaryiransenate

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