Foreign Affairs

American leadership ensures global stability. We must use all possible diplomatic tools to partner with our allies and further the interests of the American people. We must also hold countries and organizations accountable for their actions and use sanctions when necessary to show the resolve of United States to stand up to rogue regimes that wish to harm our country.

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July 25, 2018 Press Release
"Millions of people come to Michigan each summer to enjoy boating, fishing, and tourism. To meet the spike in demand some businesses need seasonal workers. In fact, some businesses have delayed expansion and only opened partially because they are unable to hire the workers they need. The amendment I supported helps businesses hire more workers to meet the demands of their customers."
July 18, 2018 Press Release
“ICE has done important work on the opioid crisis, seizing thousands of pounds of fentanyl and heroin. It has arrested nearly 2,000 human traffickers, stopping those who victimize women and children in modern-day slavery. ICE agents have also arrested thousands of offenders who have committed murder and sexual assault. I am proud to support the men and women of ICE as they face danger to stop criminals and keep our country safe.”
July 17, 2018 Press Release
These tariffs will do tremendous damage to community newspapers in the small towns in the heartland of our country. They will create job losses, reduce the amount of news covered in our communities, and hurt local hardworking businesses that have been passed down for generations as part of the American Dream.
June 28, 2018 Press Release

In the past week, the House of Representatives considered two different immigration reform bills that would secure America's borders and improve the American immigration system.  

Congressman Moolenaar voted for both bills. He made the following statement on today's legislative action:

May 8, 2018 Press Release
"The nuclear deal gave Iran, the leading state-sponsor of terrorism, billions of dollars and it used that money to continue terrorizing people around the world. Iran's aggression and hostility towards America and Israel is why I rejected this bad deal when President Obama proposed it three years ago. President Trump and Ambassador Haley have used strong sanctions to bring North Korea to the negotiating table. Now sanctions can be used again to get a better deal with Iran and stop it from obtaining a nuclear weapon."
April 14, 2018 Press Release
"After multiple diplomatic efforts to end Bashar al-Assad's heinous use of chemical weapons, the United States, France and the United Kingdom successfully used limited military action to cripple three chemical weapons facilities inside Syria. This weekend's international action sends a strong message to Syria, Iran and Russia that their use and support of chemical weapons will not be tolerated."
March 6, 2018 Press Release
"Tax reform continues to be a success for hardworking Michigan residents. They are keeping more of their hard earned money in each paycheck and that is always a good thing. However, the tax code can be tough to navigate so I strongly urge Secretary Mnuchin and the Treasury Department to modernize the IRS and make sure taxpayers are receiving support with their returns this year. Taxpayers can also call my office in Midland for help if they are having a problem with the IRS."
December 6, 2017 Press Release
There is strong bipartisan support for moving our country’s embassy to Jerusalem. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and Jerusalem is its capital city. By moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, the United States reaffirms its historic alliance with Israel.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
The government of North Korea is trying to develop weapons that can be used to threaten the United States and its allies. Today’s sanctions will protect the American people and support efforts to stop North Korea.
April 7, 2017 Press Release
Last night's U.S. military strike on Assad's airfield carried out by our brave men and women damages his ability to perpetrate future atrocities and is a strong signal that the United States will not accept his brutal use of chemical weapons.

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