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House passes Stop Iranian Drones Act, with only GOP’s Taylor Greene, Massie voting against

Illustrative: The remains of an Iranian Qasef-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, used as a one-way attack UAV to dive on targets and then detonating its warhead, which was fired by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels into Saudi Arabia, according to then-US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, December 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Illustrative: The remains of an Iranian Qasef-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, used as a one-way attack UAV to dive on targets and then detonating its warhead, which was fired by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels into Saudi Arabia, according to then-US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, December 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

The US House of Representatives has passed the Stop Iranian Drones Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Republican Reps. Michael McCaul and Joe Wilson and Democratic Reps. Gregory Meeks and Ted Deutch.

The bill states that US policy is to prevent Iran and Iranian-aligned militias from acquiring unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can be used against the US and its allies.

“[Yesterday’s] overwhelming House vote is a strong demonstration of bipartisan determination to prevent Iranian aggression. We urge the Senate to rapidly complete action on this important legislation,” the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby says in a statement of support.

Only Republicans Marjorie Taylor Greene and Tom Massie voted against, with 420 voting in favor.

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