Statement on Passage of Syria Sanctions | Speaker.gov

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WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1677, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act:

“Assad’s crimes against humanity cannot go unanswered. With these new sanctions, we will continue to tighten the screws on the Syrian regime and its most prominent backers, including Iran and Russia. I applaud Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel for working together in a bipartisan fashion to get this done.”