Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Houses Passes Legislation Cosponsored by Delaney to Impose New Sanctions on Syria

May 17, 2017
Press Release
Caesar Civilian Protection Act places sanctions on entities supporting the Assad Regime’s ability to wage war on civilians

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 1677), legislation to impose new sanctions on entities supporting the Assad Regime’s ability to wage war on civilians through the sale of military equipment, technologies and financing to the Central Bank of Syria. Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) cosponsored the legislation.

The Assad Regime has consistently targeted civilians during the Syrian Civil War, including using chemical weapons, barrel bombs and blocking access to food.

“The atrocities in Syria represent one of the largest systematic attacks on the human rights of innocent people in decades and as a force for good in the world the United States should be a leader in a comprehensive global effort to stop further suffering and help those in need,” said Congressman Delaney. “Sanctions are an important tool in weakening the murderous Assad Regime and bringing this conflict to an end. I am proud to join members of both parties in supporting this legislation and look forward to its implementation. I hope that the strong support in the House for this bill will also remind my colleagues of our responsibility to help those fleeing Assad and ISIS and the value of welcoming refugees.”

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