Once again, the House is forced to pick up the slack to address national security issues that President Obama chooses to ignore. You see, here’s basically how the administration reacts to provocative actions from our enemies:
Iran illegally test-fires ballistic missiles? Eh, they’re only tests.
Thanks to the leadership of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), we’re taking action right now to confront these rogue regimes:
- North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act (H.R. 757): This bill revamps sanctions on the oppressive Kim regime to further economically isolate Pyongyang from the international community, while also enhancing efforts to combat North Korea’s broader illicit activities. Read more about it here.
- Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act (H.R. 3662): This bill strengthens congressional oversight of U.S. sanctions against Iran and prohibits the administration from lifting sanctions specifically targeting Tehran’s destabilizing, non-nuclear activities, including its ballistic missile program and abhorrent human rights abuses. Read more about it here.
Expect to hear more of the same from President Obama at his final State of the Union address tomorrow night. The American people won’t be fooled, and neither will we. We don’t need more rosy rhetoric from a lame duck president—we need concrete actions to address these national security threats. And that’s exactly what we plan to do this week.