House Republicans Pass Act to Designate Houthis as Terrorist Group, Reinstate Sanctions

House Republicans passed the Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act to label the Houthis as a terrorist group and reintroduce sanctions affecting U.S. and international dealings with Iran and the group.

This bill makes Ansarallah, a group supported by Iran, officially recognized as a foreign terrorist organization. It was once named as such by the Trump Administration in 2021, but this designation was removed shortly after. The bill highlights Ansarallah's attacks, including drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities in March 2021, to underline the threat they pose.

To act on this, the bill lays out two main steps:

  1. Within 90 days of this bill becoming law, the Secretary of State must list Ansarallah as a foreign terrorist organization.
  2. The President must put sanctions on Ansarallah and anyone associated with them. This means blocking their property and banning any transactions with them if they are found to support terrorism or are from Yemen and fit criteria under certain U.S. Executive Orders.

This is known as the "Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act" and was brought to the House of Representatives on October 25, 2023, by Mr. Clyde and others.

420 votes
Yes285
No135
Not Voting11
Apr 17, 2024, 05:54 PM (Washington D.C.)
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  1. Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  2. On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 285 - 135 (Roll no. 137).
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  3. Passed/agreed to in House On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 285 - 135 (Roll no. 137).
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  4. Considered as unfinished business.
  5. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 6046, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McCaul demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
  6. The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  7. DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6046.
  8. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6323, H. Res. 1143, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, H.R. 6046 and H.R. 4639. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 6323, H. Res. 1143, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, and H.R. 6046 under a closed rule, and for consideration of H.R. 4639 under a structured rule. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure and one motion to recommit on H.R. 6323, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, H.R. 6046, and H.R. 4639.
  9. Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1149.
  10. Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1149 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6323, H. Res. 1143, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, H.R. 6046 and H.R. 4639. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 6323, H. Res. 1143, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, and H.R. 6046 under a closed rule, and for consideration of H.R. 4639 under a structured rule. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on each measure and one motion to recommit on H.R. 6323, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, H.R. 6046, and H.R. 4639.
  11. Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 118-404, Part I.
  12. Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 34 - 13.
  13. Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
  14. Introduced in House

    This bill makes Ansarallah, a group supported by Iran, officially recognized as a foreign terrorist organization. It was once named as such by the Trump Administration in 2021, but this designation was removed shortly after. The bill highlights Ansarallah's attacks, including drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities in March 2021, to underline the threat they pose.

    To act on this, the bill lays out two main steps:

    1. Within 90 days of this bill becoming law, the Secretary of State must list Ansarallah as a foreign terrorist organization.
    2. The President must put sanctions on Ansarallah and anyone associated with them. This means blocking their property and banning any transactions with them if they are found to support terrorism or are from Yemen and fit criteria under certain U.S. Executive Orders.

    This is known as the "Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act" and was brought to the House of Representatives on October 25, 2023, by Mr. Clyde and others.

  15. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.