Preventing Iranian Destabilization of Iraq Act of 2016

July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016
Referred to House (sub)committee

Designed to “counter the active role of Iran, its IRGC Quds Forces, and its proxy militias that seek to destabilize Iraq,” according to a press release from Kinzinger’s office, this bill would authorize the president to impose sanctions on any foreign person who has knowingly committed violence that threatened the stability of Iraq; assisted any related acts; or has acted on behalf of a foreign person who has carried out such an act. The State Dept. and Dept. of Homeland Security would be authorized to deny such persons admission into the U.S. The president would be allowed to exercise a national security waiver under this bill; directed to determine if certain Iranian individuals are responsible for such acts; and required to report, every 180 days for 5 years, on Iranian activities in Iraq.

32 cosponsors (32R).

Last major action: 7/12/16 referred to House Judiciary Comm.

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