H.R. 3457 - Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 3457 PDF XML

    Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act (as introduced)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Adopted by record vote of 241-181, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 237-180, on Thursday, October 1, 2015. 


1. Closed rule for H.R. 3457.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

7. Section 2 provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

8. Waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration.

9. Provides that the conference report shall be considered as read.

10. Provides that the previous question be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable.

11. Debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII.

12. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of October 1, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Meehan (PA)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Prohibits the President from providing Iran with sanctions relief – and therefore implementing the nuclear agreement – until he certifies to Congress that Iran has paid compensation to American victims of its terrorism who have successfully obtained judgments in U.S. courts. The amendment refines the legal/technical descriptions of what constitutes “lifting of sanctions” (to ensure that it covers the full range of potential sanctions waivers connected with the nuclear deal) and the universe of “certain judgments” subject to the bill (to ensure that it captures all appropriate judgments against Iran since the 1996 “state sponsor of terrorism” amendment to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act).Considered As Adopted