National Security

For over two hundred years, the men and women of the United States military have protected us and defended American values at home and abroad. We must commit to a strong national defense in order to respond to challenges from countries like China and Russia, deter rogue states like Iran and North Korea, and defeat violent extremists who know no borders.

The men and women of our Armed Forces deserve the best resources and support possible to carry out their mission to keep America safe. I am committed to ensuring our troops have the tools and training they need to be effective wherever and whenever they are called upon.

 

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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.
June 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar visited the "I Support the One Percent Food Pantry" in Saginaw. The food pantry is dedicated to serving veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel and is named in reference to the fact that one percent of the U.S. population is on active-duty defending all Americans.

"Our men and women in uniform have fought for the freedoms we celebrate on Independence Day. This food pantry is here to serve them. The outstanding volunteers here have done a great job giving back to the community," said Moolenaar. 

April 30, 2015 Press Release
This is the first ten-year balanced budget passed since 2001. It balances without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and it keeps the promises that have been made to seniors in the Fourth District. This budget also calls for tax reform. The tax code is 74,000 pages long and has not been overhauled in 29 years. It’s time for a simpler and fairer system.
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.”
February 24, 2015 Press Release

Today, President Obama vetoed Senate Bill 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. The legislation has bipartisan support in Congress and from a majority of Americans. 

"This afternoon the president vetoed the bipartisan Keystone Pipeline bill, refusing to approve a project that supports good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans and improves our nation's energy security. Congress should override his veto and approve this project for the benefit of our country," said Moolenaar.

February 18, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) released the following statement regarding the recent decision by federal Judge Andrew Hanen to delay the implementation of President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
January 14, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI) voted to block funding for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and to provide appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security to enforce immigration laws and remove violent offenders from the country.

“Today, I voted for legislation that blocks funding for President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty programs, and focuses on border security and the enforcement of current laws. This bill prioritizes the removal of violent offenders and makes America safer,” said Moolenaar.

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