Political and Legislative

ICC House Bill Sits in Limbo

The White House has complicated Congress’s plans to reprimand the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Israel-Hamas war, shooting down the nascent sanctions proposal that bipartisan House negotiators had hoped to move to President Biden’s desk early next month. 

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), head of the Foreign Affairs Committee, has been in talks with Democrats in both chambers and the administration over legislation to slap penalties on ICC officials for recommending war crimes charges against Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for their conduct throughout the conflict. McCaul had hoped to move the bill quickly to the House floor when Congress returns to Washington next week.

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