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Rep. Clyde’s Bill to Redesignate Houthis as FTO Passes House with Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Andrew Clyde’s (GA-09) legislation, H.R. 6046, the Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act, passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support by a vote of 285-135. The bill redesignates the Iran-backed Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and reinstates sanctions on the group.


“President Biden’s cowardly capitulation to Iran and its proxies has encouraged Iranian terrorist aggression — dangerously putting Americans and our allies in harm’s way,” said Clyde. “The Biden Administration’s severely misguided decision to remove the Houthis’ FTO designation, which President Trump put in place, undoubtedly emboldened the Iranian proxy group and exacerbated hostilities in the region. I’m incredibly pleased by today’s bipartisan passage of my legislation to redesignate the Houthis as an FTO, as this sends a powerful message to both our Commander-in-Chief and Iran that the House is committed to taking action against acts of terror.” 


Before the vote, Rep. Clyde spoke in support of the Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act on the House floor: “The Houthis’ intentions are abundantly clear but by passing my bill, we make our intentions perfectly clear – that the United States does not bargain with or capitulate to terrorist regimes.”


Watch his full remarks HERE.

Text of the Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act is available HERE.




In 2021, President Biden recklessly reversed a Trump Administration policy by removing the Houthis from the Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist lists. 


Since Hamas’ barbaric October 7th, 2023 terrorist attack on Israel, U.S. troops in the Middle East have been attacked more than 160 times by Iran-backed proxies, including the Houthis.




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