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In bipartisan vote, House passes bill imposing sanctions on refineries that process Iranian oil

The bill, formally titled, “The Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum Act” or SHIP Act, now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Published: November 3, 2023 11:32am

Updated: November 3, 2023 12:09pm

In a bipartisan vote, the GOP-led House passed legislation Friday that would impose new sanctions on ports and refineries that ship or process oil from the Iranian regime. 

The Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum Act, or SHIP Act, also would revoke visas of foreign nationals in the U.S. who help the Iranian government export its oil.

The final vote was 342-69. The no votes came from 68 Democrats and one Republican, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.

“We won’t tolerate actions that champion terrorism and threaten our safety,” said Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

The Biden administration has "not enforced sanctions on Iranian oil and so we’ve had about $30 to $60 billion they’ve made money off of by evading our sanctions. That goes straight into funding of terrorist organizations like Hamas, like Hezbollah,” said House Foreign Affairs Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.

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