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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran pays the judgments against it for acts of terrorism, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/01/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 173 (Roll no. 533).(text: CR H6761)
09/09/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/05/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/01/2015-1:42pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/01/2015-1:42pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 251 - 173 (Roll no. 533). (text: CR H6761)
10/01/2015-1:34pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6778-6779)
10/01/2015-11:46amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3457, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Royce demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage until later in the legislative day.
10/01/2015-11:45amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6768)
10/01/2015-10:52amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3457.
10/01/2015-10:50amHouseThe resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3457, consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 1735 and for motions to suspend the rules.
10/01/2015-10:50amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 449. (consideration: CR H6761-6768)
09/18/2015HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H6143)
09/09/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
09/09/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (118)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]* 09/09/2015
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 09/10/2015
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 09/10/2015
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 09/10/2015
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 09/10/2015
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 09/10/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 09/10/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 09/10/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 09/10/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 09/10/2015
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 09/10/2015
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 09/10/2015
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 09/16/2015
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 09/16/2015
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 09/16/2015
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/16/2015
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 09/16/2015
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 09/16/2015
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large] 09/16/2015
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 09/16/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 09/16/2015
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 09/16/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 09/16/2015
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 09/16/2015
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 09/16/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 09/16/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 09/16/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 09/16/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 09/16/2015
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 09/16/2015
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8] 09/16/2015
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 09/16/2015
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 09/16/2015
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 09/16/2015
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 09/16/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 09/16/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 09/16/2015
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 09/17/2015
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 09/17/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 09/17/2015
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 09/17/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 09/17/2015
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 09/17/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 09/17/2015
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 09/17/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 09/17/2015
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 09/17/2015
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 09/17/2015
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 09/17/2015
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 09/18/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 09/18/2015
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 09/18/2015
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 09/18/2015
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 09/18/2015
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 09/18/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 09/18/2015
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 09/24/2015
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 09/24/2015
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] 09/24/2015
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 09/24/2015
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 09/24/2015
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 09/24/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 09/25/2015
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 09/28/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 09/28/2015
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 09/28/2015
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 09/28/2015
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 09/28/2015
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 09/28/2015
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 09/28/2015
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 09/28/2015
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 09/28/2015
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 09/29/2015
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 09/29/2015
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 09/29/2015
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 09/29/2015
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 09/29/2015
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 09/29/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 09/29/2015
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 09/29/2015
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 09/29/2015
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 09/29/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 09/29/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 09/29/2015
Rep. Jolly, David W. [R-FL-13] 09/29/2015
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 09/29/2015
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 09/29/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 09/29/2015
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 09/29/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 09/29/2015
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] 09/29/2015
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 09/29/2015
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 09/29/2015
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 09/29/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 09/29/2015
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 09/29/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 09/30/2015
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 09/30/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 09/30/2015
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 09/30/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 09/30/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 10/01/2015

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs09/09/2015 Referred to
Senate Foreign Relations10/05/2015 Referred to

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Passed House amended (10/01/2015)

Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act

(Sec. 2) This bill prohibits the President, until Iran has paid each judgment against it, from:

  • limiting the application of specified sanctions on Iran or refraining from applying them; or
  • removing a foreign person (including entities) listed in Attachments 3 or 4 to Annex II of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) from the list of designated nationals and blocked persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury.

These sanctions are the ones contained in:

  • sections 4 through 7.9 of Annex II of the JCPA; and
  • any other agreement related to Iran's nuclear program that includes the United States, commits the United States to take action, or pursuant to which the United States commits or otherwise agrees to take action, regardless of the form it takes, whether a political commitment or otherwise, and regardless of whether the agreement is legally binding or not.

A judgment is any final judgment entered by the courts of the United States or of the states that:

  • relates to a claim brought against Iran or its political subdivisions, agencies, or instrumentalities and for which the court determined that none of them were immune under specified terrorism exceptions from the court's jurisdiction; and
  • was entered between April 24, 1996, and the date of the enactment of this Act.

The JCPA is the agreement signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, by Iran, China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and all related implementing materials and agreements.