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July Capitol Hill Watch Alert

H.R. 1954 Iran and Libya Sanction
Extension Act of 2001

(To view the bill, visit http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:hr1954:)

Bill Summary:

As early as Tuesday, July 17, 2001, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider the Iran and Libya Sanction Extension Act of 2001. The bill will require a two-thirds majority vote to pass the House. The measure extends the original act for another five years, ensuring sanctions until 2006. In the Libyan and Iranian energy sector, the bill lowers the threshold from $40 million to $20 million for foreign investment. It also mandates that any new investment or change in an already existing investment, be subject to the same sanctions already established in existing (pre-ILSA, pre-1996) agreements or contracts for the development of petroleum resources in these nations.

What Can You Do?

Encourage your representative to support the Iran and Libya Sanction Extension Act of 2001

Contact Information:

Capitol Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's office.)

To go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representatives are... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html

To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.

Addressing Correspondence:

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative (last name):

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