House Unanimously Passes Bill Originally Introduced by Brad Schneider and Mark Meadows
Bill helps address the serious, growing threat posed to Israel, the region, and the world by the terrorist group Hezbollah
Deerfield, IL – Today, Congress unanimously passed a bipartisan bill originally introduced last year by Brad Schneider and Mark Meadows that would enact tougher sanctions on the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Hezbollah International Financial Prevention Act was introduced last year by Congressman Schneider (IL-10) and Congressman Meadows (NC-11), with House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (NY-16). The 113th Congress also passed the bill unanimously.
“This bipartisan legislation helps the United States and Israel curb Hezbollah’s global financial resources and gives us more tools to crack down on Hezbollah’s global terrorist activities.” Schneider said. "That's why I'm very pleased to see Congress pass this bill and move forward on work to hinder Hezbollah's ability to fund terrorist activities"
Before, during, and since his time as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Schneider has tirelessly advocated for a strong U.S.-Israel partnership and for smart, robust security solutions in the Middle East.
Last year’s bill, H.R. 4411, had more than 300 cosponsors. Today’s bill received widespread bipartisan support from members of Congress, including Republican Congressman Bob Dold.