Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted against H.R. 3461 – legislation to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran. This resolution failed by a bipartisan vote of 162-269.
“I strongly oppose any nuclear deal with Iran that would grant the world’s leading sponsor of terror $150 billion in sanctions relief while failing to shut off their path to a nuclear bomb,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. ““In March I joined 366 of my House colleagues in writing to President Obama insisting that any nuclear deal with Iran must last for multiple decades, include full disclosure of Iran’s past efforts to build a nuclear weapon, include a dramatic reduction in the number of centrifuges and include intrusive inspection and verification measures. On all four counts, I believe the deal made by the President does not meet these standards.”
“This is a bad deal, and throughout my stops across the district in August, constituents who are heavily engaged on the issue expressed their deep opposition to this agreement,” Congresswoman Stefanik added. “The disapproval of this deal is overwhelming and crosses party lines, therefore I hope President Obama listens to a bipartisan majority of Congress and changes course.”
In addition to voting against the Iran nuclear deal, Congresswoman Stefanik voted in support of H.Res. 411 – a resolution finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. Section 2 of the bipartisan INARA requires the President to submit to Congress a nuclear agreement with Iran which includes all additional materials, including annexes, appendices, codicils, side agreements and implementing materials made between Iran and the United States and any other nations.
Congresswoman Stefanik also supported H.R. 3460 – legislation to suspend the authority of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran.