Mark Green

04/15/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2024 16:57

Rep. Green’s Bill Sanctions Houthi Terrorists


Rep. Green's Bill Sanctions Houthi Terrorists

WASHINGTON-Today, Reps Mark Green (TN-07) and Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) introduced the Combating Houthi Threats and Aggression Act, which imposes sanctions on those complicit in or who materially support Houthi attacks, past or present. This bill was cosponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Joe Wilson (SC-02), among others. The bill also mandates the creation of three reports regarding the capability of the Houthis to threaten U.S. national security and foreign policy goals, hindrances to the freedom of navigation, and Houthi violations of the United Nations Arms Embargo to Yemen.

Green said, "Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists pose a direct threat to our servicemembers and the freedom of navigation in the Red Sea. Despite knowing this, the Biden administration is dragging its feet. Until we understand the Houthis' capabilities to threaten our national security and foreign policy efforts, our interests are even more at risk. Placing sanctions on the Houthis and getting intelligence on their capabilities will give us the tools necessary to protect our servicemembers, national security, and the free navigation of the Red Sea."

The threat posed by the Houthi terrorists and the Iranian Ayatollah that backs them cannot be taken lightly. My bill demands answers and brings accountability. American lives are at risk. We have a responsibility to protect Americans and defend our national security. My bill aims to do both."

Read the text of the bill here.

Additional original cosponsors include Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02); Rep. Maria Salazar (FL-27); and Rep. Amata Radewagen (AS-At Large).

Read the exclusive in the Daily Caller by Micaela Burrow here.