A terrorist arm of the Iranian Revolutionary
WASHINGTON D.C. ___ Representative Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted
for HR 2297, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act. Rep. Cook
was a cosponsor of this legislation.
This bill takes a comprehensive approach to confronting one of the greatest threats to the United States by broadening
financial sector sanctions against Hezbollah. This bill would strengthen
America’s ability to go after the counterfeiting and narcotics operations it
uses for funding. Additionally, it would cripple al-Manar, a television station
that spreads violence and broadcasts pro-Hezbollah propaganda. The bill also
states that it is the policy of the United States to prevent Hezbollah’s
global logistics and financial network from operating in order to curtail its
domestic and international activities.
Cook said, “Before 9/11,
Hezbollah, a terrorist arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, was
responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist organization.
It’s absolutely essential that the United
States does everything we can to protect America and our allies. I’m proud to
have cosponsored and voted for this key bill to combat Iranian terror.”
A member of the House
Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Representative
Paul Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a
Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded
the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.