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Following the passing of 22 year old American Otto Warmbier there is increased discussions regarding the need for tougher sanctions on, or an all-out travel ban to, North Korea.
YOUNG'S AGRO-TERRORISM BILL HEADED TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S DESK
This week, Congress reviewed and voted on legislation that would give President Trump the authority to impose sanctions on persons in violation of certain U.N. Security Council resolutions regarding North Korea.
Specifically, the bill expands sanctions to deter North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs, targets those individuals overseas who employ North Korean slave labor, cracks down on North Korean shipping and use of international ports, and requires the administration to determine whether North Korea is a state sponsor or terrorism.
House and Senate Committees Approve Young's Agro-Terrorism Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iowa Congressman David Young released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee and U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed his Securing our Agriculture and Food Act clearing a key hurdle for the bill’s consideration by the full House and Senate.
Legislation Introduced in U.S. House and Senate Addressing Agro-Terrorism Threats to Nation’s Food Supply
Agro-terrorism and high-risk events pose serious threats to our food, agriculture, and livestock industries across the United States, and it is imperative we take precautions and have preparedness policies in place to mitigate potential risks.