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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 08:00 PM

U.S. House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November

Source: Reuters

POLITICS | Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 6:25pm EDT

Exclusive: U.S. House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November

By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON

The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House and Senate.

The Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA, which expires on Dec. 31, allows trade, energy, defense and banking industry sanctions over Iran's nuclear program and ballistic missile tests.

Its fate is one of the major pieces of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to Washington on Nov. 14 for the first time after the Nov. 8 elections.

U.S. Representative Ed Royce, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is expected to introduce the 10-year renewal as soon as Congress gets back, aides said.

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