On May 14, 2015 Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland voiced his support for H.R. 2297 the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act terrorist financing.
H.R. 2297 -a bill designed to impose strict restrictions on the activities of certain financial institutions that knowingly facilitate transactions for the terror group Hezbollah. These include some of the largest banks in the world by the way – “Barclays, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of China and Royal Bank of Scotland”
“Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 2297, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act.
The aim of the bill is to curtail the funding of Hezbollah’s domestic and international terrorist activities by disrupting its logistics and financial network. The bill proposes diplomatic, legislative, and executive strategies to combat Hezbollah including directing the Treasury Department to prohibit or impose strict restrictions on the activities of financial institutions that knowingly facilitate transactions for the terrorist group.
Some of the world’s most powerful banks are suspected of knowingly helping Hezbollah fund its terror operations by concealing billions of dollars in transactions with its Iranian sponsor. This bill will help to curb those activities.
H.R. 2297 is largely the same bill as that which passed the House unanimously last July. The only differences are minor and include the stripping of the findings clauses and the removal of the section on conflict minerals.
Hezbollah’s global logistics and financial network is a lifeline to the organization that strengthens its power to consolidate within countries such as Lebanon and Syria.
I encourage my colleagues join me again in supporting the bill”
Source: Congressional Record
See relate video: ‘Terrorism funding just one thing banks getting away with’ – HSBC whistleblower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDGgT0L_SCw
See related video: Bank of China to Answer Terror Financing Charges in New York https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewgzQlOP4AM
See video: How Money Laundering Works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGocvqSKi4k
See article: Barclay & Terrorism Funding http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-19/are-credit-suisse-rbs-standard-chartered-hsbc-and-barclays-terrorist-banks–
See article: Suit Accuses Banks of Role in Financing Terror Attacks http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/suit-accuses-banks-of-role-in-financing-terror-attacks/?_r=0
See related lawsuit: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1356608-lawsuit-on-banks-ties-to-iran.html