No Technology for Terror Act, Supported by Moskowitz, Moran, & McCaul, Advanced by Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON, DC ­– The House Committee on Foreign Affairs voted to advance the bipartisan No Technology for Terror Act, introduced by Congressman Jared Moskowitz (FL-23), Congressman Nathaniel Moran (TX-01), and Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This legislation codifies existing U.S. export control limitations on the re-export or transfer of U.S.-origin equipment and technology to Iran. 

“We need a multifaceted approach to weaken the Iranian regime. While the use of military force against Iranian proxies sends a strong message, there are other steps we must take to undermine the regime and their terror. By limiting the types of goods that can enter Iran, we are weakening their ability to fund terror and develop weapons to wreak havoc throughout the region,” said Congressman Moskowitz.

“Keeping American technology out of the hands of Iran is imperative to maintaining peace and our national security while cutting off the growing influence of evil,” said Congressman Moran. “The No Technology for Terror Act would make permanent the restrictions on the re-transfer of U.S. technology to Iran who uses this same technology to build weapons systems such as drones and missiles to attack our troops overseas and our key allies. We must restrain Iran’s growing aggression and their support to terror groups and authoritarian regimes, including Russia. I am proud that our bipartisan legislation continues to grow momentum in the House of Representatives.” 

“I am proud to co-lead this bipartisan bill to codify and expand export control sanctions on Iran. Critically, this bill would help restrict the regime’s access to the American goods and technology it needs to manufacture lethal missiles and drones, including those being used to attack our servicemembers in the Middle East as well as by Putin to wage his illegal war against Ukraine. More must be done to counter Iran’s malign influence, beginning with robust U.S. export controls. I urge my colleagues to support this critical legislation,” said Chairman McCaul. 

Background:

The No Technology for Terror Act codifies the “foreign direct product rule” to Iran, which restricts the re-export or transfer of U.S.-origin goods from one foreign country to Iran. The products include technology and equipment such as cameras, lasers, sensors, navigation systems, computers, and propulsion systems.

Iran is notorious for building lethal drone fleets and other weapons systems using basic technology, including many components from the United States, that is then used by their backed-proxies who attack U.S. servicemembers in the Middle East and by Russia in their relentless attack on Ukraine. The No Technology for Terror Act uses U.S. export controls to inhibit Iran’s ability to manufacture lethal weapons systems for terror.

###

Recent Posts


On Anniversary of Parkland Shooting, Reps. Moskowitz & Frost Introduce “Identify Gun Stores Act” to Help Spot Suspicious Gun Violence-Related Purchasing Patterns 

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) alongside Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost (FL-10) announced the introduction of the Identify Gun Stores Act, legislation to empower credit card companies to implement a new merchant category code to better identify gun and ammunition sellers, a proactive measure that could help recognize suspicious purchasing patterns and provide law enforcement […]



Feb 14, 2024
Press

VIDEO RELEASE: Moskowitz Delivers Passionate Speech to Honor the 6-Year Remembrance of the Mass Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

WASHINGTON, DC – On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) delivered a passionate and moving speech to honor the 17 individuals who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. VIDEO OF THE FLOOR SPEECH DELIVERED BY MOSKOWITZ IS FOUND HERE. After the shooting, a […]



Moskowitz Remembers Victims on the 6th Remembrance of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

PARKLAND, FL – Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) released the following statement on the 6th remembrance of the mass shooting that killed 17 innocent victims at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida: “February 14, 2018, feels like yesterday. It was the day that changed our community forever. The images of that day […]