Senate to Debate Gardner-Menendez North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 This Week
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today condemned North Korea’s illicit missile launch and called for a more proactive U.S. approach to deal with the growing North Korean nuclear threat. The Senate is expected to debate and pass the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (Gardner-Menendez) this week.
“I strongly condemn this latest provocation which demonstrates once again the need for a more proactive U.S. approach to eliminate the growing North Korea nuclear and ballistic missile threat,” said Corker. “The Senate will push back this week with legislation that targets a wide-range of the regime’s illicit activities as part of a comprehensive policy to seek peaceful disarmament and promote human rights for the North Korean people.”
The bipartisan, Gardner-Menendez bill, which was approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January, will expand and tighten enforcement of sanctions for North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile development and other destructive activities of the Kim regime. The legislation was offered as a substitute amendment to North Korea legislation (H.R.757) approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year.
The North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 includes the following key provisions:
Strategies and Policies: