In response to Iran's accelerating nuclear program, U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) helped introduce the bipartisan Nuclear Iran Prevention Act that enacts stronger sanctions against the nation and its economic partners with the goal of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
The bipartisan legislation targets human rights violators and individuals who engage in commerce with Iran by broadening economic sanctions and increasing oversight of the implementation and enforcement of existing sanctions.
"American policy toward Iran's nuclear program must absolutely be one of prevention not containment, and I believe toughening sanctions against Iran is critical to stopping their nuclear program," Schneider said. "Our sanctions have crippled the Iranian economy, but as the nuclear program continues to develop, we must accelerate the pace and increase the intensity of sanctions to persuade the Iranian government to abandon their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons capability."
Schneider, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, has actively called for economic sanctions to prevent a nuclear-capable Iran and has advocated for a strong U.S-Israel partnership for more than 30 years. He is a current member of AIPAC and was a founding member of AIPAC's New Leadership Network.