We have seen the consequences of inaction-an emboldened and more dangerous Iran.

We must immediately use all available political and economic means to hold Iran accountable for its nuclear, biological, chemical, and missile weapons programs, as well as for its state-sponsorship of terror.

We must use this bill H.R. 282 as leverage to secure cooperation from the international community beyond mere rhetorical commitments.

It provides us with the critical tool to address the multi-pronged threat Iran poses. The message that my colleagues have sent is clear: the time for action is now.  Inaction has brought us closer to the horrors that a nuclear Iran would bring.