House Republicans Pass Bill Blocking US Funds to Iran Via South Korea and Qatar

House Republicans passed a bill that stops the U.S. from letting certain money go from South Korea to Qatar for Iran, ends special permissions related to these funds, and blocks the President from giving Iran or Iranians access to these funds or similar ones in the future.

This bill ends specific permissions related to Iran on the day it becomes law. Two main points are:

  1. Stopping Waivers and Licenses: It immediately stops a waiver and any related licenses that allowed money to be moved from South Korea to Qatar. This was previously approved and told to Congress on September 11, 2023.

  2. No New Similar Permissions: The President cannot give out any new waivers or licenses that do the same thing as those that were stopped.

The bill also specifically says, from the day it becomes law, the President can't use old laws to let Iran or any person from Iran access special bank accounts set up under certain conditions in a 2012 act. This is to ensure Iran or those people can't get into these accounts or benefit from them in any way.

419 votes
Yes259
No160
Not Voting12
Apr 17, 2024, 06:07 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: 259 - 160 (Roll no. 139).
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  3. Passed/agreed to in House On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 259 - 160 (Roll no. 139).
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  4. Considered as unfinished business.
  5. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 5947, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Self 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. 5947.
  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. Introduced in House

    This bill ends specific permissions related to Iran on the day it becomes law. Two main points are:

    1. Stopping Waivers and Licenses: It immediately stops a waiver and any related licenses that allowed money to be moved from South Korea to Qatar. This was previously approved and told to Congress on September 11, 2023.

    2. No New Similar Permissions: The President cannot give out any new waivers or licenses that do the same thing as those that were stopped.

    The bill also specifically says, from the day it becomes law, the President can't use old laws to let Iran or any person from Iran access special bank accounts set up under certain conditions in a 2012 act. This is to ensure Iran or those people can't get into these accounts or benefit from them in any way.

  12. Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means, 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.
  13. Introduced in House