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House Clears Landmark North Korea Sanctions Bill

On February 12, 2016, the House voted in favor of a package of sanctions targeting North Korea and foreign businesses that conduct certain trade with the country, clearing the measure for signing by President Barack Obama.

“...The fact that Congress has stepped into this policy vacuum so forcefully in proposing mandatory secondary sanctions, which in itself is an anomaly, I think sends a very strong message to the administration,” said Mario Mancuso, a sanctions expert who held a number of senior-level national security jobs during the George W. Bush administration.

This article appeared in its entirety in the February 12, 2017 edition of CQ Roll Call.