Washington, DC – The House tonight adopted a Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) amendment to H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which prohibits funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran. DeSantis issued the following statement:

“The Obama Administration has continually offered gratuitous concessions to Iran that go beyond even the major unilateral concessions contained in the Iran deal.  Purchasing heavy water from Iran is not required by the deal and will infuse even more cash into the coffers of the Iranian regime. This amendment is simple: we should not use taxpayer dollars to subsidize Iran’s nuclear activities through the purchase of heavy water.”