Our men and women in uniform—and their families—make tremendous sacrifices so that we can live safe and free. They deserve our full support, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that our country meets its obligation to them.
Iran Nuclear Deal
I believe that the United States should not engage with Tehran diplomatically until there is an absolute cessation of both Iran's nuclear program and its support for terrorism around the world. Sadly, it is clear that the Obama administration was more interested in coming to any agreement than an agreement in our strategic interest. We need to renew sanctions and provide international leadership to put more economic pressure on the Iranian government.
I strongly opposed the Iran Nuclear Agreement and believe it does not do enough to protect America and the rest of the world from a nuclear Iran. I gave a speech on the House floor to oppose the deal, which you can view here, and I proudly joined a bipartisan majority in voting against H.R. 3461, legislation to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iran nuclear program. This motion to approve the deal failed to pass the House by a vote of 162 to 269.
This misguided and dangerous agreement must be stopped, and I will oppose it at every turn. I do not believe we can risk the security of the United States and our most important regional ally, Israel, by prematurely reducing sanctions when the Iranian leadership appears to have no genuine interest in abiding by the terms of a final deal. Iranians still march through the streets chanting "death to America." We should take them at their word.