This morning, the House voted to go to Conference with the
Senate to finalize an Iran sanctions bill to send to the President.
Many questions remain about what happens from here–will concerns raised by the White House and other Members of Congress be fixed in conference? Will Congress coordinate passage with the White House’s ongoing multilateral efforts or will it act unilaterally and risk undermining the President? Will the final package include anything to support the human rights of the Iranian people?
Here are some key resources regarding the sanctions bills and the conference process:
Obama Administration Statements
H.R.2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2009 (passed the House 12/15/09)
S.2799, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2009 (passed Senate 01/28/10)
H.R. 1327, the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2009 (passed House 10/14/09)