National Security

Ensuring America’s national security is of upmost importance. Our government has a constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense. We need a comprehensive national security strategy to address threats to our country. We must ensure our service members have the resources they need to address the growing threats to our national security, such as Iran, Russia, China, and cybercriminals. We must ensure our men and women in uniform have the training, resources, and equipment needed to protect our nation. I have helped pass legislation to protect our nation here at home and abroad. I have also introduced legislation to hold Iran accountable and deter the Iranian regime from obtaining a nuclear weapon. 

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June 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) pressed U.S. Treasury Secretary for information regarding a recent sanctions enforcement decision. The Treasury Department lifted U.S. sanctions on 14 individuals and entities connected to funding the brutal Assad Regime in Syria and terrorism around the world. Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) and Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) joined Steil in this effort.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) joined former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Republican Study Committee (RSC) members to introduce the Maximum Pressure Act. This bill enforces and strengthens sanctions on the Iranian Regime. Two of Steil’s bills, the Stop Evasion of Iran Sanctions Act and the No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act are included in the Maximum Pressure Act.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01), Congressman Greg Steube (FL-17) and Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) led a letter to U.S. State Department Secretary Antony Blinken seeking answers regarding the United States’ involvement in facilitating a $1 billion ransom payment from South Korean to Iran. Read more about Steil’s efforts in the Washington Free Beacon here.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Study Committee (RSC) National Security and Foreign Affairs Task Force Member Congressman Bryan Steil urged the House Foreign Affairs Committee to investigate Iran’s violations of the failed Iran Nuclear Deal. RSC National Security and Foreign Affairs Task Force Chairman Joe Wilson, and Congressmen Dan Crenshaw and Paul Gosar joined Steil in this effort.

February 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) introduced the No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act. Steil’s bill ensures President Biden cannot provide sanctions relief for Iran unless Iran stops its terrorist activity. Read more about Steil’s bill in the Washington Free Beacon.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Bryan Steil delivered a speech on the House floor on the need to continue putting pressure on Iran through sanctions and peace agreements between Israel and Middle Eastern countries. Steil also highlighted his new bill, the Preventing Illicit Finance Act, which creates a public-private group to limit the use of the financial system by bad actors.

June 10, 2020 Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has endorsed Bryan Steil’s bill, H.R.

April 23, 2020 Column

Iran’s leaders hope that the global battle against COVID-19 will allow their actions to go unchecked. But they cannot be trusted, and we must take action.

Iran is using the coronavirus pandemic to work to avoid our sanctions. I have a plan to stop that if we act now.