Chairman Salmon Pleased North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act Is Now Law

Feb 19, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement after President Obama signed H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act.

“In a desperate quest for relevance, the Kim Jong-un regime has sought to destabilize Asia and the Pacific region through its nuclear and missile tests.  Congress did not stand by, but responded to these provocations in kind.

“I'm pleased that the President signed this bill today. Any country that takes food out of the mouths of its citizens to pursue a nuclear program should be punished and I welcome these sanctions as an important step to curtail this regime's worrisome goal of attaining full nuclear weapons capabilities.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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