It is rare for both parties to work together to pass anything, these days. Republicans and Democrats appear deeply divided on nearly every issue.
Only issues that enjoy overwhelming support from most politicians can result in a bi-partisan victory.
And it looks like Congress found one of those issues. The House voted on a bill to block on of President Biden’s more controversial decisions. It passed with large support from both parties, in a 307-119 vote.
From The Post Millennial:
The US House has blocked the transfer of $6 billion in frozen funds to Iran. The money, being held in Qatar, was part of a hostages-for-prisoners swap deal in September…
The bill, called the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act, was passed 307-119 in the House. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) backed the bill, speaking on the floor about the necessity of holding Biden accountable for his terrible foreign policy where Iran is concerned.
The Biden administration worked out a deal with the rogue regime Iran back in September. Part of the deal included the unfreezing of $6 billion in assets to Iran, via a bank in Qatar. Critics were considerably vocal against the deal, calling out Iran’s history of hostility toward the United States.
Soon after Hamas attacked Israel in October, more leaders called for the re-freezing of these Iranian assets. The White House agreed to put the transfer on hold, but it was still pending, despite the ongoing war.
Now, the House voted in a bi-partisan effort to block the $6 billion from going to Iran. Both Democrats and Republicans joined together to oppose the Biden administration.
Biden’s State Department claims it has “not yet seen evidence that Iran directed or was behind this particular attack,” referring to October 7th. But Hamas and other terror networks claim Iran was involved in the planning of this horrible attack.
Many terror networks in the region are funded and supported by Iran. Some estimate that Iran spends $100 million a year to support terror groups.
Biden claimed this $6 billion was for “humanitarian” efforts. But critics pointed out that, while these funds might have been used for non-terrorist activities, it freed up other Iranian funds, which could go to terrorism.
- The House voted 307-119 to block the $6 billion in assets from going to Iran.
- Biden approved the transfer in September as part of a prisoner transfer deal.
- Leaders criticized Biden’s deal, soon after Hamas attacked Israel in October.
Source: The Post Millennial