House sends bill to Obama limiting ISIS profits from cultural destruction

27 Apr 2016 1:07 PM | Anonymous

House sends bill to Obama limiting ISIS profits from cultural destruction

By Cristina Marcos  

The House sent legislation to President Obama’s desk on Tuesday that would help prevent the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from profiting from damaged or stolen cultural artifacts.

The measure, which cleared easily by voice vote, would restrict U.S. imports on archaeological material from Syria since the start of its civil war. The U.S. already has a similar prohibition for Iraq.

However, the bill allows exemptions for temporarily moving specific cultural objects to the U.S. for protection. 

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/277759-house-sends-bill-to-obama-limiting-isis-profits-from-cultural