Riggleman's first bill passes the U.S. House

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WASHINGTON (GrayDC) -- Stopping terrorists is one Congressman's goal and a bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill to do just that.

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) discusses the first bill he's championed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives (Source: GrayDC)

Virginia Republican Congressman Denver Riggleman is leading this legislation that would keep a closer eye on financial dealings of potential terrorists. This is the first bill championed by Riggleman to pass in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

The bill would put in place more requirements for banks to report dealings with state sponsors of terrorism and others facing sanctions. Riggleman says the information collected would help shape U.S. policies to fight human rights abuses and corruption.

"To be blunt, sometimes sanctions work, sometimes they don't. That's why we need to know what's happening with sanctions and that's why we need to know what the Department of Treasury is saying," said Riggleman.

The bill sailed through the House with all yes votes. It still needs approval in the U-S Senate and the signature of the President.

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