Huizenga Signs on to Maximum Pressure Act to Hold Iran Accountable
Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) announced his support for the Maximum Pressure Act, the toughest sanction legislation against Iran in the history of Congress. In addition to increasing sanctions to include Iran’s ballistic missile program, the Maximum Pressure Act also prioritizes human rights, and restores Congressional review over international treaties pertaining to Iran.
“Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “The Iranian regime has proven time and again that they cannot be trusted. Sanctions have proven to have a significant impact on changing the behavior of Iranian officials and the Maximum Pressure Act would be the strongest application of sanctions to date. This legislation also restores the balance of power by requiring any agreement with Iran to be ratified by the Senate.”
Huizenga continued, “President Biden’s decision to try and reconstitute the failed Obama era Iranian Nuclear Agreement is an abdication of leadership that will put Iran on the doorstep of a nuclear breakout. A nuclearized Iran not only poses a significant threat to the stability of the Middle East and U.S. Allies across the region, but it also dramatically increases the probably of terrorists attaining a nuclear device.”
The Maximum Pressure Act accomplishes three major objectives: