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Congressman Rob Bishop

Representing the 1st District of Utah

Rep. Bishop Votes NO on Iran Deal

September 11, 2015
Press Release
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) released the following statement following his NO vote on H.R. 3461. This vote asserts Rep. Bishop's disapproval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action relating to the nuclear program of Iran, or ‘The Iran Deal.' 

"The Iran Deal is a bad deal and increases, not decreases, the likelihood of war in that area.  That's why I cast a NO vote on the deal and a YES vote on maintaining the sanctions that were working. This is a deal that was struck between Iran, a few European nations, and the US. It excluded Middle-Eastern Sunni nations. We should renegotiate and include those nations. Otherwise I fear we hand over a tremendous propaganda coup to ISIS." 

Rep. Bishop voted YEA on H.R. 3640, which would suspend the authority of the President to waive or reduce economic sanctions on Iran. Rep. Bishop stated the following regarding these sanctions:

"I'm concerned that this deal could do much to embolden the threat of terror in the Middle East and the United States. The potential lifting of sanctions frees up $150 billion for Iran to spend on further arming terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah." 

On September 10th 2015 Rep. Bishop voted YEA on H. Res. 411. The resolution asserts that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by failing to disclose details of the secretive side deals that are part of this agreement.