Victims Before Ransom Act

September 7, 2016
September 7, 2016
Referred to House (sub)committee

Like similar measure S. 2452 of 1/20/16, this bill would prohibit any payments to the Iranian government or any Iranian national as a settlement in a case before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal until Pres. Obama certifies that Iran has paid all compensatory damages from so-called acts of international terrorism. The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal was established on 1/19/1981 in the wake of the 1979 hostage crisis to resolve legal claims between the 2 parties and their citizens.

3 cosponsors (3R).

Last major action: 9/7/16 referred to House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.

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