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April 25, 2023

Press Releases

NUFDI’s Statement on the MAHSA Act

April 25, 2023

Press Releases

NUFDI’s Statement on the MAHSA Act

National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) would like to, 
once again, thank you for your co-sponsorship of the MAHSA Act 
(H.R. 589) which shows solidarity with your Iranian-American constituents, protects American national security, and supports 
the people of Iran in their democratic movement. The Iranian-American community is immensely appreciative that your office 
has been part of this unprecedented, bipartisan action with 90 sponsors across the aisle.

As one of the initial supporters of the MAHSA Act, we supported 
its strong language including the use of the word “impose” for the listed sanctions. After reviewing proposed language changes yesterday which would have changed the language from “impose” 
to “pursue,” we were extremely concerned and received quick, negative feedback from the Iranian-American community.

Having met with HFAC staff today, we appreciate their good-faith efforts to seek a compromise which very explicitly notes that sanctions in statutes will be imposed and sanctions in executive orders will be pursued. Should such a compromise be reached, 
we would support it.

We urge your office to contact Chairman McCaul’s office and urge 
the acceptance of a compromise with such specific language.

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