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H.Res. 676: Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree in the House

Passed · Jan 9, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. ET · Source: house.gov

This was a vote to agree to H.Res. 676 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.Res. 676 supports the people of Iran that are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against an oppressive, corrupt regime.

The resolution also condemns the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses, significant corruption, and destabilizing activities abroad—including its support for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and the murderous Assad regime. It urges the Administration to use targeted sanctions to respond to the regime’s on-going human rights violations and calls on all democratic governments and institutions to clearly support the Iranian people’s right to live in a free society.

Beginning on December 28, 2017, anti-regime protests spread throughout the country. Protesters have expressed grievances over the economy, corruption, and the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Recent reports have indicated that over 1,000 Iranians have been arrested and two dozen killed in connection with the protests. Additionally, the Iranian regime has cut off mobile internet access and social media applications that are used by activists to publicize and organize protests.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 96%
 
 
415
233
 
182
 
Nay 0%
 
 
2
2
 
0
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
14
3
 
11
 
2/3 Required

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