WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) gave remarks on the U.S. Senate Floor today in support of legislation to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea. The bipartisan legislation seeks to compel North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to return to negotiations over its nuclear program, deter and punish cyber attacks by codifying sanctions, address the deplorable treatment of the North Korean people by their own government, and require the president to offer a counterstrategy to North Korea’s cyber activities. In addition to nuclear weapons, North Korea is believed to possess chemical and biological weapons.

“It is painfully clear that the status quo is not working, and that global security is imperiled as our government idly stands by,” Sen. Moran said. “Every effort must be made to convince North Korea to surrender their nuclear weapons. Congress is once again doing its part in the fight against proliferation, and I was proud to join my colleagues in passing legislation that will put teeth to American diplomacy.”