Today, Delaware Congressman Mike Castle supported a Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act when it was considered by the U.S. House of Representatives.
"I am pleased that the House voted today to move forward with critical Iran sanctions legislation, aimed at protecting U.S. interests and promoting global security," said Rep. Castle. "Iran should hear with a unified American voice that we will not tolerate their nuclear ambitions. The House and Senate will now engage in discussions to advance a conference agreement on sanctions legislation that will hopefully take steps to block Iran's ability to import or refine petroleum."
On October 14, 2009, the House passed H.R. 1327, the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act. Additionally, on December 15, 2009 the House passed H.R. 2914, the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, of which Rep. Castle is a cosponsor. Once law, these sanctions will strengthen the enforcement mechanisms of previous sanctions against Iran and those who conduct business with their energy and nuclear sectors.