Olson Votes for New Sanctions Against North Korea
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) voted to impose additional sanctions against North Korea for their continued violation of multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions through nuclear tests, 20+ missile tests, and a satellite launch. Olson voted for H.R. 1644, Korea Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, which passed the House by a vote of 419-1. The bill will expand sanctions to deter North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, target individuals overseas who employ North Korean slave labor, crack down on North Korean shipping and use of international ports, and require the administration to determine whether North Korea is a state sponsor of terrorism.
“Having recently traveled to South Korea and Japan, I know firsthand the fear these regional allies feel thanks to North Korean nuclear aggression and their nuclear missile goals,” Rep. Olson said. “North Korea’s nuclear arsenal poses a growing and urgent threat to the United States as well as our allies, and we must give our president the tools to address this growing threat.”
H.R. 1644 amends the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 to modify and increase the president’s authority to impose sanctions those in violation of certain U.N. Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea.
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