WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bipartisan sanctions package that U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) helped broker is now law. The bill passed in the House and Senate nearly unanimously, and President Donald Trump signed it into law today. The law will hold Iran, Russia and North Korea accountable.

Brown – ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee – helped broker the bipartisan deal between the Senate and House of Representatives. The leaders of the Senate and its Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and Foreign Relations Committees worked with the leadership of the House and its Foreign Affairs Committee to reach a deal announced late last month. Brown helped lead the negotiations as part of his role as ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over economic and financial sanctions.  

“This comprehensive sanctions bill shows North Korea, Iran and Russia we stand ready to hold them accountable,” said Brown. “Today we sent a clear message to Moscow that we will not tolerate its attacks on democracy – from interference in our elections to aggression in Ukraine. At the same time, we are pushing back on North Korea for its nuclear missile testing and its relentless human rights abuses, including those that took the life of Otto Warmbier.”