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house Bill H.R. 3364

Does the U.S. Need to Expand Sanctions on Iran, Russia, and North Korea?

Argument in favor

Iran, Russia, and North Korea have undermined global stability and threatened U.S. national security through their actions. Expanded sanctions would hold these adversaries accountable and give the U.S. important economic and diplomatic leverage.

Vlad's Opinion
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07/25/2017
This Bill should be 3 separate bills. One size does not fit all.
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James's Opinion
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07/25/2017
This should be 3 different bills since the issues with each country is different.
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Lynn's Opinion
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07/25/2017
Russia is meddling in our internal decisions. We must prevent them
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Argument opposed

Strengthening sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea will only worsen U.S. relations with these nations and increase the risk of war. Iran and North Korea will continue their missile programs, while Russia is set on challenging the West at every opportunity.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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07/25/2017
These are three separate countries with three separate situations. Each should have it's own solution and thus it's own bill. Maybe actually Iran needs fewer sanctions while N. Korea needs more. Since we are going at this with no experienced diplomacy we can't just have one bill fits all countries. Actually think about this instead of trying to make up for lost time. Do things well not fast.
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Nick's Opinion
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07/25/2017
Can't do this as a Blanket bill. We need one for each country that addresses their specific issues..
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Simon's Opinion
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07/25/2017
It makes sense to sanction nations individually, not all lumped together. I support Russian sanctions for their actions in Ukraine, and, to a degree, against North Korea for their continued pursuit of nuclear warheads, but Iran has thus far complied with the United States and the global community at large. What we need now is closer relations with stable nations in Persia and the Levant, in order to better combat extremism and improve the lives of those living there.
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bill Progress


  • EnactedAugust 2nd, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed July 27th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 98 Yea / 2 Nay
  • The house Passed July 25th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 419 Yea / 3 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Financial Services
      Trade
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Rules
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Aviation
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 24th, 2017

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Bill Activity

  • action
    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Financial Services, Rules, Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
  • action
    Mr. Royce (CA) 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. 3364.
  • 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.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
  • referral
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
  • 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): 419 - 3 (Roll no. 413).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • action
    Received in the Senate, read twice.
  • vote
    Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 2. Record Vote Number: 175.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 115-44.

bill Progress


  • EnactedAugust 2nd, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed July 27th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 98 Yea / 2 Nay
  • The house Passed July 25th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 419 Yea / 3 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Financial Services
      Trade
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on Oversight and Reform
      Committee on Rules
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Aviation
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 24th, 2017

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    This Bill should be 3 separate bills. One size does not fit all.
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    These are three separate countries with three separate situations. Each should have it's own solution and thus it's own bill. Maybe actually Iran needs fewer sanctions while N. Korea needs more. Since we are going at this with no experienced diplomacy we can't just have one bill fits all countries. Actually think about this instead of trying to make up for lost time. Do things well not fast.
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    This should be 3 different bills since the issues with each country is different.
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    Can't do this as a Blanket bill. We need one for each country that addresses their specific issues..
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    Russia is meddling in our internal decisions. We must prevent them
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    It makes sense to sanction nations individually, not all lumped together. I support Russian sanctions for their actions in Ukraine, and, to a degree, against North Korea for their continued pursuit of nuclear warheads, but Iran has thus far complied with the United States and the global community at large. What we need now is closer relations with stable nations in Persia and the Levant, in order to better combat extremism and improve the lives of those living there.
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    Yes to Sanctions vs. Russia and North Korea, removing Iran sanctions in line with our diplomatic agreement.
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    Russia's supposed transgressions are just that, "supposed". They are either not in evidence or not transgressions. There is no meaningful evidence of Russian meddling in our elections and no evidence of any kind that Russia affected the outcomes. As to Russia's reincorporating the Crimea into the Russian state, while this was in violation of international law, it was justified as a response to an act of war by the United States as it engineered a violent coup d'etat in The Ukraine. Russia had to act in self defense by securing its Black Sea flank and protecting it big naval installation in the Crimea. This annexation was bloodless and favored by an overwhelming majority of people in the Crimea which has been part of the Russian state for over 300 years. The Crimea was transferred to the Ukraine around 1950 by Stalin for administrative reasons but it has always been Russian. We threaten Russia all the time. They do not threaten us or our allies. Increased sanctions against Iran and North Korea are also a bad idea which will only increase tension in the world and promote further hostility; and there is no specific reason to impose further sanctions on either of them.
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    This is not an acceptable way to approach foreign relations. You do not put three countries like these together and act like one size fits all. How ham handed and incompetent can you get?
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    We need to stop making giant decisions that don't fix the problem or mean anything to the country were working with.
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    No explanation Needed. The vote on this is a big YES!!!!
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    Sanctions are against the people, who majority of the time don't have anything to do with the government bodies.
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    We've started too many wars to be sanctioning anyone but ourselves
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    Is there any evidence of sanctions actually accomplishing some policy goal, like a change in the behavior of the nation being sanctioned? It seems to me that sanctions just end up harming the civilians (who are innocent), who then end up blaming the US for their situation and supporting their leader (whom we seek to weaken) even more because they become even more dependent on that ruler
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    Why put off today that which should have been done yesterday.
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    Please vote to expand sanctions on Russia Iran and North Korea.
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    Stop this! We need you people to deal with home. Stop interfering in other nations. Sanctions? High tariffs? That hurts our consumers? No loans? That's not a govt function, bankers can decide that! No arms sales, also not a govt function! Bringing home our ambassadors? Why? What possible sanctions does US govt have? None.
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    yes vs Russia, no vs Iran and relax some and tighten others vs N Korea
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    We need to vote out of office all neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites). We do not need warmongers and endless wars.
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    Sanctions don't work.
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