Bipartisan Budd legislation included in Russia Sanctions Act
Washington, D.C. -- U.S Representative Ted Budd's first bill was passed by the US House today. The terrorism bill was included in the the Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions Act, an effort to use economic sanctions to deter bad behavior by rogue states, including the Russian-sponsored hacking of the presidential election. The bipartisan Budd-Sinema legislation establishes a comprehensive national strategy to combat the financing of terrorism and related forms of illicit finance.
"The growing sophistication of international terror financing networks needs a national response. This bill will get us closer to a coordinated strategy on this front, in the hopes that we are able to starve terrorist groups like ISIS of the resources they need to carry out their radical Islamist agenda. I’m proud of the bipartisan work done on this bill, and I’m particularly grateful to Rep. Sinema for her efforts here. The Senate has already passed a similar bill, and I’m looking forward to seeing this legislation on the president’s desk soon."