Congressman Scott Garrett

Representing the 5th District of New Jersey

Garrett Votes to Increase Congressional Oversight of Sanctions Relief to Bad Actors in Iran

Feb 2, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act:

“There is a list of over 50 individuals and entities with known ties to terrorism, histories of human rights abuses, and involvement in weapons proliferation that are eligible for sanctions relief under President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. These are dangerous actors that should not be rewarded with money they could use to put the United States and its allies in danger.

“Today, I voted to force President Obama to prove that each and every one of these entities poses no further threat to the U.S. before they are granted congressional approval to be removed from this list. Iran’s recent activities such as testing ballistic missiles and capturing U.S. sailors prove they are growing increasingly aggressive, and Congress must be allowed to conduct strict oversight to make sure money doesn’t fall into the hands of those that wish to do us harm.”