H.Res. 836: Urging the United States Government to enhance the Middle East region’s capacity to dismantle and disrupt the illicit production and trafficking of the amphetamine-type stimulant also known as captagon, including the production of precursor chemicals.

This resolution states that the illicit production of and trafficking of captagon, an amphetamine-type stimulant, is a growing problem in the Middle East, and that the United States should broaden its counternarcotics efforts in the region, including efforts targeting captagon.

H.R. 6114: Maximum Pressure Act

To impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran and modify other existing sanctions with respect to Iran. Moving Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign into law- sanctions include limitations to executive finance coordination with Iran and enforcing direct sanctions on oil sales.

H.R. 6245: Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act of 2023

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to report on financial institutions’ involvement with officials of the Iranian Government.

S. 3192: Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act

A bill to designate Ansarallah as a foreign terrorist organization and impose certain sanctions on Ansarallah.

H.R. 5833: Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act of 2023

2023 version of the original 2021 bill: This bill imposes temporary limits on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and requires various reports and actions related to the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

H.R. 6431: To suspend the designation of the State of Qatar as a major non-NATO ally.

This bill, supported by Rep. Andrew Olgas and Rep. Andy Biggs would temporarily suspend Qatar’s status as a major non-NATO ally until the executive office certifies to congress that the state is not actively supporting terrorist organizations.

A bill to require reports on and impose sanctions with respect to Iran’s development of space-launch vehicles, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and unmanned aerial systems, and for other purposes.

This bill introduced by Tom Cotton, Republican senator from Arkansas, calls for the U.S to increase its reporting and sanctions on Iran’s Space Division with specific focus on its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)  system

H.Res. 492: Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.

On September 12th, 2023, a bill introduced by Illinois representative Janice ‘Jan’ Schakowsky was passed in the house. The bill calls for the condemnation of the Iranian regime’s human rights and imprisonment abuses, specifically of religious minorities, paying particular attention to the Baha’i minority.

S. 430: A bill to provide authority to enter into a cooperative agreement to protect civilians in Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula from weaponized unmanned aerial systems.

This bill authorizes the President to enter into a cooperative project agreement with Iraq and countries on the Arabian Peninsula to develop and produce defense articles and defense services for detecting and destroying armed unmanned aerial systems. (Under the Arms Export Control Act, such cooperative project agreements are currently authorized for NATO nations and friendly foreign countries outside of NATO).

H.R.5232 – Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Defense Act of 2023.

A bill was introduced to the House to direct the Secretary of Defense to develop a plan to equip and train Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and for other purposes.

H.R.5185 – Iraq Sanctions

A bill was introduced to the House to maintain in effect certain sanctions imposed with respect to Iraq in the event of a termination of the applicable declared national emergency and for other purposes.

S.2626 – A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Supreme Leader of Iran and the President of Iran

On July 27th, a  bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Supreme Leader of Iran and the President of Iran and their respective offices for human rights abuses and support for terrorism was introduced to the Senate. 

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