House approves Iran bill 405-1

The House voted in favor of Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Mike Pence's (R-Ind.) legislation in support of dissidents in Iran.

Check out the roll call here. Looks like Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the only member to vote against the measure. Reps. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) and David Loebsack (D-Iowa) voted "present."

Ian Swanson has the story:
The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday in support of Iranian dissidents as that country's top cleric warned protestors to end demonstrations.

The resolution was approved in a 405-1 vote, with two members voting present.

"This resolution is not about American interests," said Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee. "It is about American values that I believe are universal."

Berman sponsored the resolution with Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.).

Iran has been consumed by demonstrations protesting the election of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad since last weekend. Opposition candidates have insisted the election was rigged for Ahmadinejad.

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