Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today voted to advance the Stop Iranian Drones Act (H.R. 6089), legislation that would prevent Iran and Iranian-aligned groups from acquiring unmanned combat drones that can be used in attacks against the United States or our partners.
“Iran is the world’s leading exporter of terrorism, and I am proud to support and advance legislation that will keep Iran’s corrupt regime from receiving access to drones that can be used to fuel atrocities in the name of terror,” Stefanik said. “The world should know the United States will use every tool at its disposal to cut off Iran’s access to deadly weapons.”
Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, the President is required to impose sanctions on any person determined to knowingly contribute to the supply, sale, or transfer of weapons and materials to or from Iran. This legislation would add drones, including unmanned combat aerial vehicles and combat aircraft, to this list of weapons and materials.
Stefanik is a cosponsor of this legislation.