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house Bill H.R. 2297

Putting Sanctions on Hezbollah’s Financial Network

Argument in favor

Sanctioning financial institutions that do business with Hezbollah will cut off their access to the funding they use to carry out terror attacks and acquire weapons.

EricRevell's Opinion
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05/22/2015
There's not a lot of bills that pass the House unanimously these days, so this one ought to become a law.
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Scott's Opinion
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08/07/2015
The argument that sanctions are imperfect is stupid. If we only did things that worked 100% and didn't bother with anything that failed occasionally, we'd still be living in caves., and we wouldn't have laws against murder and rape.
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SpencerBudd's Opinion
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05/19/2015
Iran is a huge threat to peace in our world due to their lawlessness actions and consistent production of nuclear weapons. Iran has sworn to destroy Israel, allies of the United States, and the United States, with no repercussions for their actions. The real threat in this situation is our government due to their lack of force against Iran. The possibility of nuclear war is imminent.
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Argument opposed

Sanctions help, but Hezbollah will always find ways to get the money that it needs to finance its networks. Congress should pursue more effective solutions.

David's Opinion
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12/10/2015
This bill fails to distinguish between what Hezbollah does for locals and what it does to support terrorism. It needs to be redrafted.
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Emilia's Opinion
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02/01/2016
Israel must stop their human rights violations.
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Jo's Opinion
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11/09/2016
Hezbollah runs schools and hospitals and is a democratically elected party. The bill needs to make the distinction between the different facets of a large and complex organization. Hezbollah isn't just one thing.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedDecember 18th, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed November 17th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed December 16th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 425 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedMay 13th, 2015

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to House Foreign Affairs
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to House Financial Services
  • action
    Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2297.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 227).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
  • action
    Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Mr. Royce moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2297.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 - 0 (Roll no. 698).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 114-102.

bill Progress


  • EnactedDecember 18th, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed November 17th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed December 16th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 425 Yea / 0 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedMay 13th, 2015

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    There's not a lot of bills that pass the House unanimously these days, so this one ought to become a law.
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    This bill fails to distinguish between what Hezbollah does for locals and what it does to support terrorism. It needs to be redrafted.
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    The argument that sanctions are imperfect is stupid. If we only did things that worked 100% and didn't bother with anything that failed occasionally, we'd still be living in caves., and we wouldn't have laws against murder and rape.
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    Iran is a huge threat to peace in our world due to their lawlessness actions and consistent production of nuclear weapons. Iran has sworn to destroy Israel, allies of the United States, and the United States, with no repercussions for their actions. The real threat in this situation is our government due to their lack of force against Iran. The possibility of nuclear war is imminent.
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    Israel is the biggest ally to the United States while Hezbollah wants to murder Israelis. We must stand with Israel and against terror!
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    Hezbollah has been declared a terrorist organization long ago. The United States and the United Nations recognize it as one. Why should we be supporting known terrorist organizations?
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    Hezbollah is a terrorist organization! We need to punish them.
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    The lifting of finical sanctions that the Obama administration exhibited combined with the laxness plus the cash discovered. The sanctions on any organization contributing to promoting terrorism, is a must to slow the money flow. Every effort needs to be exercised.
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    Money laundering is crucial to terrorist activity. If you cut off their ability, even a little, it will have an effect on their efforts.
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    Hezbollah fights terrorism and Zionism
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    Israel must stop their human rights violations.
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    Common sense legislation like this doesn't come around too often. The only thing sick organizations like this do (locally or otherwise) is indoctrinate disenfranchised Arab youth to blame Israel and the West for their self-inflicted problems. We must do whatever we can to handcuff radical Islamic outfits like this.
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    Any bill that deters Hezbollah from gaining funds for their terror network is a good bill. Sanctions on businesses that provides those funds will help that deterrence.
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    Hezbollah runs schools and hospitals and is a democratically elected party. The bill needs to make the distinction between the different facets of a large and complex organization. Hezbollah isn't just one thing.
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    Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that wants nothing more than to destroy Israel and the United States. Yes, absolutely they should be sanctioned as well as on Lebanon since this is their home base.
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    We must use every tool at our disposal to destroy terrorist networks.
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    Of course we should have already known and penalized those profiteering nations and corporations to the maximum of our ability. That ability had included the threat of secondary penalties on sovereign allies which had kept them in check. But the Iran "deal" has ended all hope of that, even if rejected by Senate action.
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    There's not a ton of bills everyone can agree on. Let's jump on things like that.
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