WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following reports of yet another North Korean missile test, Senator Steve Daines today worked to successfully pass bipartisan legislation to bolster national security by strengthening sanctions on North Korea.
“We can’t sit by idly and allow a dangerous regime to conduct ballistic missile tests without repercussions,” Daines stated. “This legislation is crucial to not only strengthening sanctions but outlining a comprehensive strategy to combat North Korea’s criminal cyber activities and horrific human rights violations. We must continue to confront the extremist regimes that threaten our global security, troops and allies in the region and that violate innate human rights.”
Daines is a cosponsor of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 that requires the Obama administration to investigate sanctionable conduct. The new sanctions within this legislation would increase pressure on North Korea to change its behavior and would mandate that the United States finally have a unified strategy for dealing with North Korean cyber attacks.