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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act:

“The nuclear deal has provided cover for Iran. They are exerting more and more control in Iraq, sending arms to rebels in Yemen, and continue to support terrorist groups like Hezbollah that antagonize Israel. All the while, the Obama Administration has refused to hold Iran accountable or even call Iran out for violating the nuclear deal by exceeding limits on heavy water. But we cannot let Iran increase its regional influence and undermine American interests unopposed. Congress needs these sanction authorities to respond to Iran’s violations and check Iran’s growing influence in the region. Sanctions are what brought Iran to the table, and they can bring Iran to heel again.”