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July 12, 2012

NJDC Slams House GOP for Fifth Vote Against Strengthening Iran Sanctions

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WASHINGTON, DC- The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) today slammed House Republicans for voting against an amendment that would have imposed sanctions on mining companies that do business with Iran. NJDC President and CEO David A. Harris said:

“Once again, for the fifth time, every House Republican but one chose to stand with big business instead of America’s and Israel’s security by voting against measures that penalize mining companies that do business with Iran. We’re proud of House Democrats for their introduction and near-unanimous support for these crucial measures. But it is surprising and profoundly discouraging that so many pro-Israel Republican members of Congress—members who repeatedly and rightly discuss the importance of stopping Iran’s nuclear program—continue to vote against these measures that tighten sanctions. The time is long overdue for House Republicans to quit playing politics, and to start working with Democrats to jointly get serious about stopping Iran.”

More information about Republicans voting against measures to strengthen Iran sanctions is available here.