To prohibit the President from using funds appropriated under section 1304 of title 31, United States Code, to make payments to Iran, to impose sanctions with respect to Iranian persons that hold or detain United States citizens, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2016
Length: 23 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on September 6, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
Sep 6, 2016
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H.R. 5940 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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