WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently introduced legislation to disrupt illicit gold mining and trafficking of other precious metals that are commonly used to fund terrorist groups and rogue regimes. This bill would empower the United States to take action against those complicit in mining and moving these resources.
“Illegal mining and trafficking of natural resources in many countries, including Venezuela and Iran, are used to fund rogue regimes and other terrorist organizations,” said Senator Tillis. “This is a direct threat to our national security. We must take action against these organizations in order to further prevent these regimes from benefiting financially from these illegal transactions. I am proud to work with Senators Cruz and Rubio to combat these illicit acts and bring a stop to these regimes.”
Read the full text of their bill here.