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Iran Freedom and Support Act
|An Act to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran. |
|the 109th United States Congress |
|September 30, 2006 |
Statutes at Large
|120 Stat. 1344 |
- Introduced in the House as H.R. 6198 by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on September 27, 2006
- Committee consideration by House International Relations, House Financial Services
- Passed the House on September 28, 2006 (agreed voice vote)
- Passed the Senate on September 30, 2006 (passed unanimous consent)
- Signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 30, 2006
The Iran Freedom Support Act (Pub.L. 109–293, 120 Stat. 1344, H.R. 6198, enacted September 30, 2006) is an Act of Congress that appropriated $10 million and directed the President of the United States to spend that money in support of groups opposed to the Iranian government. Opponents claimed the bill was a first step towards a US-led invasion of the country.
In response to the passage of the bill, President George W. Bush lauded the Congress "for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime''s repressive and destabilizing activities."
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