Hern joins Pompeo, RSC to introduce ‘Max Pressure Act’
Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) joined former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the Republican Study Committee to introduce the Max Pressure Act this morning. The Max Pressure Act codifies the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran, putting sanctions in place to prevent Iran from obtaining the materials necessary to build a nuclear weapon.
“Secretary Pompeo and President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign proved to be a successful strategy,” said Rep. Hern. “Now, Biden has reversed course and is working to re-establish the Iran Deal, opening the door to Iran developing nuclear weapons. The Trump Administration’s America First policies kept Americans safe and protected our ally, Israel. I’m glad to have former Secretary Pompeo as a partner in this effort, his leadership at the State Department set the tone for the effective foreign policy strategy of the Trump Administration and ensured that American priorities were protected around the world.”
The Max Pressure Act accomplishes three things:
Empowers Congress to ensure a successful, long-tern Iran strategy by stopping the Biden administration from re-entering the Iran Deal and providing unprecedented Congressional review.
Codifies the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign, a proven and successful strategy.
Expands Iran sanctions, making them the toughest sanctions Congress has introduced on Iran.
Rep. Hern joins 83 Members of Congress as a co-sponsor of the Max Pressure Act. The bill is sponsored by RSC Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03).
The full bill text can be found here.