Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Scores Legislative Victory Against Iranian Terrorist Regime

Apr 16, 2008
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) secured a legislative victory against the Iranian Terrorist Regime by presenting a motion to recommit on the House floor that prevents countries that have business relationships with Iran from being considered under the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008, H.R. 2634. 

“Iran continues to be one of the most dangerous regimes in the world and it is not unreasonable to expect that countries that choose to participate in our debt relief program should shed any economic ties they have to this regime,” said Diaz-Balart. 

The motion was adopted in the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority of 291 to 130.

“The U.S. is generous in how it treats those countries that owe us debt, but we are also extremely concerned about dangerous terrorist regimes like the one in Iran,” said Diaz-Balart. 

To view Diaz-Balart’s floor debate on this issue visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0rnp1gK450.