H.R. 2709, THE IRAN MISSILE PROLIFERATION SANCTION ACT OF 1997 -- HON. BENJAMIN A. GILMAN (Extension of Remarks - November 07, 1997)
HON. BENJAMIN A. GILMAN
in the House of Representatives
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1997
- Mr. GILMAN. Mr. Speaker, on October 23, along with 17 original cosponsors I introduced H.R. 2709, the Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act of 1997, imposing sanctions on foreign persons who transfer items contributing to Iran's efforts to acquire, develop, or produce ballistic missiles. This legislation is intended to provide additional leverage to the administration to address ongoing assistance by Russian entities, research facilities, and other business entities for Iran's medium and long range missile program.
- On Friday, October 24, the International Relations Committee marked up this bill and ordered it reported to the House by voice vote. As of October 30, a total of 117 Members had signed on as cosponsors.
- After the committee filed its report on this legislation on Tuesday November 4, it prevented other Members from being included as cosponsors. Were it not for the untimely filing of this report, the following 100 Members would have been listed as cosponsors of this vitally important legislation:
Representatives Horn, Stabenow, Talent, Sandlin, Lampson, Dunn, Kelly, Gejdenson, Whitfield, B. Frank, Rivers, Goode, Dickey, Doyle, Skelton, Boyd, Manton, Scarborough, Waxman, Strickland.
Representatives Tony Hall, Forbes, Poschard, Metcalf, Adam Smith, Rogan, Danner, Sanchez, Fowler, McCarthy, Evans, McCrery, DeGette, Upton, Allen, Watts, McIntosh, Bentsen, Cummings.
Representatives Stokes, Sawyer, Diaz-Balart, Coble, Clyburn, McInnis, Blumenauer, Stump, Hunter, Hobson, Levin, McDade, Turner, Doc Hastings, Gibbons, Furse, John, Tauscher, Aderholt, Lofgren.
Representatives Dan Miller, Lantos, White, Wicker, Linder, Kleczka, Stearns, Linda Smith, McCollum, Brady, Bliley, Bass, Paxon, Souder, Joe Kennedy, Condit, Bunning, Ryun, Crapo, Cramer.
Representatives Rush, Ney, Delahunt, Roybal-Allard, Christensen, Charles Taylor, Hulshof, Pryce, Jackson-Lee, Shimkus, Forbes, Robert Scott, Yates, Portman, Ensign, Riggs, Bunning, Filner, Bryant, Nussle.