Bergman Continues Effort to Keep America Safe Against Iran
Washington, April 22, 2021
Rep. Jack Bergman joined RSC Chairman Jim Banks in introducing the Maximum Pressure Act, one of the strongest Iran sanction bills ever proposed by Congress. Since taking office in 2017, Rep. Bergman has urged both the Trump and Biden Administration's to continue pressure against Iran to counter its aggressive actions against the United States, Israel, and all of our Allies.
The legislation would codify sanctions issued by President Trump and would prohibit the lifting of sanctions unless Iran has met specific requirements, such as abandoning its nuclear activities, releasing US citizens currently being held in Iran, ending support for terrorist groups including Hezbollah and Hamas, and withdrawing Iranian forces throughout Syria. The Maximum Pressure Act would also instate strong congressional oversight of any efforts to rejoin the JCPOA or lift sanctions.
Rep. Bergman stated, "It's imperative President Biden and his Administration avoid making the mistakes of the past when it comes to Iranian aggression and support for terrorists. We must be vigilant, and safeguard our Nation and Allies against failed foreign policies - many of which we have rightfully reversed over the past four years. I'm proud to join Chairman Banks and my other colleagues in applying the maximum pressure against Iran."
Additional cosponsors of the legislation include:
Reps. Wilson, Johnson, Scalise, Norman, Rouzer, Joyce, LaMalfa, Jacobs, Armstrong, Tiffany, Tenney, Good, Lesko, Harshbarger, Babin, Timmons, Hill, Gooden, Herrell, Wittman, Carter, McClain, Fulcher, Pfluger, Weber, Steube, Johnson, Turner, Reschenthaler, Aderholt, Scott, LaTurner, Gonzales, Steil, Lamborn, Cawthorn, Walorski, Jackson, Arrington, Cammack, Wenstrup, Gosar, Bishop, Garcia, Carl, Barr, Loudermilk, Hudson, Hern, Hartzler, Budd, Gibbs, Bacon, Brady, Bergman, Grothman, Fallon, Williams, Higgins, McClintock, Blake Moore, Owens, Waltz, Mann, LaHood, Smucker, Mullin, Chabot, Franklin, Fischbach, Fitzgerald, Palmer, Stauber, Malliotakis, Feenstra, Latta, Roy, Palazzo, Cheney, Duncan, Burgess, Huizenga, Hagedorn, Baird, and Meuser.
Since 2017, Rep Bergman has supported policies and legislation related to countering Iran, including:
H.Res.157 (117th Congress)
To prohibit the use of federal funds to rejoin the JCPOA unless the President submits to Congress the commitment to submitting any JCPOA successor agreement to the Senate for advise and consent as a treaty rather than as an international agreement.
To prevent the Biden Administration from rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) unless Iran allows the United Nations nuclear inspectors full access to all of Iran’s nuclear facilities; and that UN nuclear inspectors have finalized a comprehensive report on Iran’s nuclear activities.
Letter to President Joe Biden Expressing concern with Efforts to Rejoin the JCPOA (117th Congress)
Letter to President Joe Biden Expressing Commitment to Israel and Concern about the U.S. Re-entering the JCPOA (117th Congress)
Letter to President Donald Trump on Iran Sanctions (116th Congress)
H.R. 1698: Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act (115th Congress)