House Bill Aims to Halt Trade with Syria, Sudan: McCollum, Schumer Cite Terrorist Ties
Carter, Tom, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Two congressmen yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill designed to shut down trade with Sudan and Syria, blocking Clinton administration efforts to bypass anti-terrorist legislation passed last year.
"The only way we are going to eliminate the governmental support terrorist organizations desperately need is to take a firm stance against economic relationships with these countries," Rep. Bill McCollum, Florida Republican, said at a news conference.
The bill, the Prohibition on Financial Transactions With Countries Supporting Terrorism Act of 1997, is co-sponsored by Rep. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat.
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Publication information: Article title: House Bill Aims to Halt Trade with Syria, Sudan: McCollum, Schumer Cite Terrorist Ties. Contributors: Carter, Tom - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 14, 1997. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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