Chairman Salmon Statement on Final Passage of the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act

Feb 12, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, applauded final passage of H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act.

“North Korea’s aggressive tactics cannot go unanswered. The regime’s long-range missile test last week following their fourth nuclear detonation on January 6th, proves they will continue to provoke our allies in the region and thumb their nose at the international community.  It is past time for additional sanctions to be levied against this rogue regime and those that do businesses with them.  I am a proud cosponsor of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act and I welcome its near unanimous passage in the House today.  This bill will strengthen sanctions on North Korea, Kim Jung-un’s operations of oppression, and their cyber and nuclear activities.  I look forward to the President signing this bill into law as soon as possible.”

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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