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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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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.
September 10, 2015 Video

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) speaks on the House floor about his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran.

TRANSCRIPT

Successful diplomacy requires statesmanship, a mutual benefit and a commitment toward peace.

None of these elements are part of the Administration’s deal with Iran.

On statesmanship, this administration’s acquiescence has been met with Iranian hostility.

Just this week, the Ayatollah said Israel would be destroyed within 25 years.

Words matter and we cannot discount Iran’s dangerous rhetoric.

September 4, 2015 In The News

Excerpt: The Iran deal, Planned Parenthood videos and gay marriage … these were the primary interests of Montcalm County residents who met with Rep. John Moolenaar this week. A handful of 4th District constituents attended Wednesday’s meeting at the Montcalm County Administrative Building in Stanton to hear from their Congressman before Congress goes back into session next week.

July 24, 2015 Page
As your Representative in the U.S. House, I am interested in hearing your thoughts on issues before Congress. The Obama Administration has announced an agreement on the removal of economic sanctions on Iran. This deal would allow Iran's government to access billions of dollars from frozen bank accounts, relax restrictions on weapons and ballistic missiles, and improve Iran's nuclear technology. Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, Congress now has 60 days to vote on the agreement. I will continue to study the agreement and look forward to hearing your input on this critical issue.
July 14, 2015 Press Release
Tough economic sanctions worked and brought Iran to the negotiating table. Congress now has a critical role reviewing the terms of the agreement. Based on reports, it is alarming to hear that restrictions on weapons and ballistic missiles will be lifted in the near future, and Iran's nuclear program is being further enabled through increased technology. Iran sponsors terrorism around the world and should be prohibited from receiving arms or obtaining a nuclear weapon. This agreement makes permanent concessions to Iran with only temporary benefits in return and the deal falls short of the need for Iran to meet concrete, verifiable standards.
May 20, 2015 Press Release
“The current labeling law is in violation and ineffective. It is unnecessary, imposes a heavy burden on our farmers and could drive up prices on hardworking Michigan families. I hope the House will act quickly to repeal the law,” said Moolenaar.
April 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) joined Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) in calling on Iran to release Amir Hekmati of Flint. Hekmati has been held prisoner by Iran for three and a half years. Moolenaar met with Hekmati’s family today on Capitol Hill.

“Amir Hekmati’s perseverance during three and a half years in captivity is inspiring. Amir’s family misses him dearly and he should be allowed to come home to Michigan and reunite with them. It’s time for the Hekmati family to be with their son and brother again. Iran should release Amir immediately,” said Moolenaar.

February 27, 2015 Press Release
“I voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security to keep America safe from the threat of terrorism. Because of ISIS and other threats to our security we must do what we can to prevent them from striking the United States. “The federal courts have already prohibited President Obama’s executive orders on immigration from being implemented. The president himself said twenty-two times that he could not use executive authority on immigration. This overreach and abuse of power must be reviewed and stopped by the judicial branch of government.”

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