File - Hezbollah members parade in Teffahta during a ceremony commemorating three slain Hezbollah leaders, Imad Mughniyeh, Abbas Musawi and Sheikh Ragheb Harb, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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U.S. lawmakers are pushing for new legislation that will impose further economic sanctions on Hezbollah and its Al-Manar television station as they seek to cripple the party's sources of funding.Schneider accused Hezbollah of money laundering and helping to fund terrorist activities, saying the law would give Washington more ways to crack down on its activities.Royce said Hezbollah was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist organization prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.The U.S. announced last August that it was sanctioning Hezbollah over its support for the Syrian regime, a largely symbolic move as the group has been subject to financial restrictions since it was classed as a terrorist group in 1995 .
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