EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Steel Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Requiring The President To Report To Congress On North Korea’s Illegal Activity

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Republican California Rep. Michelle Steel introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday that would require the President of the United States to provide reports on North Korea’s illegal and/or dangerous activity to Congress.

The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation which would update reporting requirements in existing bills regarding North Korea. The North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act and the Korean Interdiction and Modernization Sanctions Act are pieces of legislation meant to strengthen U.S. sanctions against North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

Some of the reporting requirements to Congress have already expired or are set to, including reports to Congress on North Korean arms trafficking, enhanced at-sea inspections, cybersecurity, North Korea-Iran cooperation and international financial messaging.

Steel was joined by Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly and Republican American Samoa Del. Amata Coleman Radewagen.

“These reports are vital as Congress shapes its response to North Korea’s continued aggression on the Korean Peninsula,” Steel told the Caller before introducing the legislation. (RELATED: North Korea’s Nighttime Military Parade Showcases More ICBMs Than Ever Before)


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“Just yesterday, Kim Jong Un held a massive military parade to display his nuclear arsenal. We must be completely clear on the danger posed by North Korea in order to properly respond with sanctions and other deterrents. This bill reaffirms our commitment to addressing North Korea’s significant threat to the national security of the United States and our allies. I urge my colleagues to join me in passing this legislation so we can send a clear message to the Kim regime and the networks in the Chinese Communist Party, Iran, and Russia that enable their growing hostility,” Steel added. (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Praises Trump After Summit With Kim Jong Un)

North Korea on Wednesday touted a record number of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) during a night parade. The parade reportedly featured 10 to 12 Hwasong-17 missiles, which are the largest road-mobile, liquid-fuelled ICBM in the world.