12/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2023 20:13
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, the House passed H.R. 5961, the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act, including Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick's (PA-01) amendment to condemn Hamas and Iran-backed terror groups for using human shields and that only the unconditional surrender of Hamas and other Iran-backed terror groups will save innocent civilian lives. Congressman Fitzpatrick's amendment passed with 412-11.
From Congressman Fitzpatrick's floor debate on the amendment earlier today:
This Congress has a responsibility to unequivocally denounce the cruelty and inhumanity perpetrated by the terrorist organizations funded by Iran, especially Hamas. As we work to prohibit further funds from being used by the ruthless Iranian regime to prop up terrorists and subsidize terror attacks, we must also ensure that we swiftly and clearly condemn the criminal acts already carried out by Iran's agents of terror. The deliberate use of innocent civilians and humanitarian infrastructure by Hamas and other Iran-backed terrorist groups to shield themselves, their weapons, and their operations is unconscionable. Their unabashed and irredeemable disregard for human life is unjustifiable.
This Congress and this government must continue to be united in our condemnation of terror and terrorists. Anything less is a betrayal of our obligation as a global leader for human rights, human dignity, and human freedom.
Watch the remarks HERE.<_u13a_p>