Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson: We Sent A Strong Message To Iran

Oct 26, 2017
Press Release
Senior Foreign Affairs Member: “Days Of America Standing By…Are Over”

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act. The bill expands sanctions that target Iran’s ballistic missiles program.

Congressman Joe Wilson, senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the House’s vote:

“We sent a strong message to Iran and to those individuals and financial institutions that support its dangerous weapons programs: the days of America standing by and allowing you to build up an arsenal that threatens our families and our allies are over.”

Last year, Congressman Wilson and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06) co-sponsored a key amendment to the NDAA to require the president to officially notify Congress whenever Iran conducts a ballistic missile launch, and to inform Congress what actions will be taken.