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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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.
January 17, 2016 Editorial
In 2015, my office assisted with over 1,000 cases involving federal agencies, including Veterans Affairs, the IRS and the Social Security Administration. It also responded to 26,172 emails and letters from constituents and held more than 150 constituent hours in counties across the district.
November 24, 2015 Press Release
The legislation passed today will require the Obama Administration to collect the intelligence necessary to complete stringent refugee background checks in order to ensure terrorists are not using the refugee program to enter the United States. Defending the American people from threats abroad is the federal government’s primary responsibility and one I take very seriously in my role as a public servant. This legislation upholds our values as a compassionate nation and defends our citizens against a possible threat.
November 23, 2015 In The News

Excerpt: Local farmers had a chance to share their thoughts with the Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District on Friday. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, toured Andersen Brothers, a centennial farm in rural Blanchard, and met with constituents to discuss agricultural issues, such as food labeling and environmental standards, as well as concerns about ISIS and refugees.

September 12, 2015 Editorial
President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is dangerous for the American people and our allies around the world. Across Michigan’s Fourth District, I have heard from thousands of constituents and they are overwhelmingly opposed to this deal. Along with a bipartisan majority of Americans, they understand what the Obama Administration does not; this deal is bad for America.

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