Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3457 - Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act

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Sep 28, 2015 1:53 PM

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Meehan (PA)


SUBSTITUTE Prohibits the President from providing Iran with sanctions relief – and therefore implementing the nuclear agreement – until he certifies to Congress that Iran has paid compensation to American victims of its terrorism who have successfully obtained judgments in U.S. courts. The amendment refines the legal/technical descriptions of what constitutes “lifting of sanctions” (to ensure that it covers the full range of potential sanctions waivers connected with the nuclear deal) and the universe of “certain judgments” subject to the bill (to ensure that it captures all appropriate judgments against Iran since the 1996 “state sponsor of terrorism” amendment to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act).