Foreign Affairs

We must remain vigilant in protecting the nation from threats abroad.  As a parent of children who have served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I strongly believe the brave men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the liberties and freedoms we cherish deserve our full support.

The United States must also support the personal freedoms of those abroad, and work with our allies to ensure that foreign powers who infringe upon these integral rights are held accountable for their actions.

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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.
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.

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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.