Westerman Votes for No More Cash Ransoms to Iran Act

September 23, 2016

This week, the House of Representatives passed two bills aimed at securing America’s interests in the Middle East and preventing a state sponsor of terrorism from advancing its interests. The Iranian Leadership Transparency Act would expose the truth about assets held by the leaders of Iran and how such funds were acquired, while the No More Cash Ransoms to Iran Act would stop the payments of hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran now and in the future. It would further require transparency for any future settlements with Iran. In our ongoing fight against terrorism and combatting the financing of terrorism, we must re-establish our long held policy of not paying ransom, which puts American citizens abroad in danger. We must have transparency. These laws do that while limiting further payments to the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism. These laws protect Americans abroad and here at home.