Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed terrorist group, poses a direct threat to American and Israeli security. The group dominates the Lebanese government, fights for the Assad regime, and possesses an arsenal of more than 100,000 rockets. Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terrorist group other than al-Qaeda and has carried out dozens of attacks in recent years.
On May 14, the House unanimously passed The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2297). This important measure targets Hezbollah, a terrorist group that poses a direct threat to the United States and Israel, and would sanction foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate its activities including the provision of significant financial services.
The United States should fully enforce sanctions on Hezbollah and expand sanctions targeting the terrorist group.