House GOP Oppose Measure Targeted Against Iran

(NJDC) On Friday, House Republicans voted unanimously against a measure that would have kept up the pressure on Iran. The Motion to Recommit put forward by Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) contained an amendment that explicitly banned the export of helium to these “hostile nations that seek nuclear weapons or missile technology” — which specifically included Iran.

The bill ultimately passed with one nay vote, which means that Republicans owe an explanation as to why they opposed Representative Schneider’s amendment. At a time when we should be doing everything we can to augment sanctions, Republicans appear to have let party politics trump common sense — and sent exactly the wrong message.  

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