Iran Sanctions Extension Act

November 14, 2016
December 15, 2016
Became Public Law

This bill extends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, which imposed sanctions on Iran and laid the groundwork for more, through 12/31/26.

Pres. Obama refused to sign this bill into law after it was passed in the House and Senate in late 11/2016 and early 12/2016, arguing that it would undermine the 7/14/15 nuclear deal with Iran (see Update on Conflict and Diplomacy in JPS 46 [1, 2]). However, he did not veto it and this bill passed into law without his signature on 12/15.

10 cosponsors (6D, 4R).

Last major action: 12/15/16 became public law (11/15/16 passed in House, 419–1; 12/1/16 passed in Senate, 99–0).

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