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  • Approval of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action


    A picture of Representative Edward R. Royce

    Representative Edward R. Royce

    From: CA District 39

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ROYCE. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 412, I call up the bill (H.R. 3461) to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Over the past 2 years, I have supported our negotiating team in the P5+1. I have favored giving time and space to achieve a diplomatic...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, when the President started these negotiations with Iran, I think, when you look at the fatal flaw in the beginning of those negotiations, they should have started with one basic...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    SHERMAN. Mr. Speaker, when I came to this House in 1997, a few months after I started serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, I said back then that the Iran nuclear program was the greatest single...



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    Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    From: FL District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, I want to highlight the hard work of our esteemed chairman, Mr. Royce of California, and our ranking member, Mr. Engel, who have done an incredible job throughout--I don't...



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    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member for yielding. I thank the chairman for his leadership in the committee. Mr. Speaker, there have been a lot of points made during this debate. I would...



    A picture of Representative Michael T. McCaul

    Representative Michael T. McCaul

    From: TX District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    McCAUL. Mr. Speaker, for the last decade, Congress has passed bipartisan sanctions to get to the point where we are today, and the purpose of these sanctions was to dismantle Iran's nuclear weapons program. ...



    A picture of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    From: FL District 23

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion to approve this agreement. After a thorough review process, I believe it is in the best national security interests of the United States...



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    Representative Jeb Hensarling

    From: TX District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    HENSARLING. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Now, the President says it is a good deal; and you know what, he is right. It is a very good deal for...



    A picture of Representative David E. Price

    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of this historic nuclear agreement reached by the United States and our negotiating partners with Iran. For the sake of our national...



    A picture of Representative Virginia Foxx

    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    FOXX. I want to thank my colleague from the Foreign Affairs Committee for his leadership on this work. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my strong opposition to this legislation that would clear the way...



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    Representative Daniel Lipinski

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    Date: 2015-09-10

    LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, the Iran nuclear agreement should be judged on what is best for our national security and what is more likely to produce peace. I believe that peace has a better chance if we reject...



    A picture of Representative David A. Trott

    Representative David A. Trott

    From: MI District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    TROTT. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel for all of their hard work. The fact that we are even debating whether to enter into this agreement is very troubling. ...



    A picture of Representative Jerrold Nadler

    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    NADLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the resolution of approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Throughout this debate, there have been accusations questioning the motives and...



    A picture of Representative Charles W. Dent

    Representative Charles W. Dent

    From: PA District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    DENT. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill and the underlying Iran nuclear agreement. Despite entering into these negotiations from a position of strength--that would be the United States--the...



    A picture of Representative Juan Vargas

    Representative Juan Vargas

    From: CA District 51

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    VARGAS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from California for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the P5+1 and Iran. The deal fails...



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    Representative K. Michael Conaway

    From: TX District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    CONAWAY. I thank Chairman Royce for yielding time. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the approval process that is going on and the underlying deal with Iran. It is one of the most consequential...



    A picture of Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    From: TX District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    HINOJOSA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.J. Res. 64, which disapproves of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated by the P5+1. I reviewed the agreement thoroughly, participated...



    A picture of Representative Luke Messer

    Representative Luke Messer

    From: IN District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    MESSER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose this legislation and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. A chief reason for this opposition is important, yet simple:...



    A picture of Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and against the resolution--well, actually, in favor of the resolution of...



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    Representative Mark Sanford

    From: SC District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    SANFORD. Mr. Speaker, I too rise in opposition to the so-called Iran nuclear accord. I do so for all the reasons that have been well- articulated over the last couple of hours. But I also do so based...



    A picture of Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    MEEKS. I thank the gentleman from Virginia. Mr. Speaker, Dr. King once said, ``On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, `Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, `Is it politic?' Vanity asks...



    A picture of Representative Doug Lamborn

    Representative Doug Lamborn

    From: CO District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    LAMBORN. Mr. Speaker, this deal is a capitulation by the greatest nation in the world to the most rogue nation in the world. What makes the deal so bad is that Iran doesn't even have to cheat to emerge...



    A picture of Representative Donna F. Edwards

    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    EDWARDS. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the resolution approving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding the nuclear program of Iran negotiated...



    A picture of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    From: WA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    McMORRIS RODGERS. Mr. Speaker, the votes this week on the President's nuclear deal with Iran are some of the most important we have taken in years. As the world's largest sponsor of terror, Iran continues...



    A picture of Representative David N. Cicilline

    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, the question before us today is whether or not this body will approve the negotiated agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. It is one of the most consequential...



    A picture of Representative Bob Goodlatte

    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Royce for his outstanding leadership on this issue. Mr. Speaker, our Founding Fathers included in the preamble of the United States Constitution the...



    A picture of Representative Barbara Lee

    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    LEE. Mr. Speaker, first, I want to thank Representative Connolly for yielding me time and, really, for your tremendous leadership on this very vital issue. Also, I must salute our Leader Pelosi for her...



    A picture of Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ROTHFUS. I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this resolution and against this disastrous nuclear agreement with Iran. The actions that Iran will be allowed...



    A picture of Representative Lois Capps

    Representative Lois Capps

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    Date: 2015-09-10

    CAPPS. I thank my colleague for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Like my vote against...



    A picture of Representative Ron DeSantis

    Representative Ron DeSantis

    From: FL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    Congressional Record, Volume 161 Issue 130 (Thursday, September 10, 2015) [Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 130 (Thursday, September 10, 2015)] [House] [Pages H5911-H5935] From the Congressional...



    A picture of Representative Keith Ellison

    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ELLISON. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, in 2012, Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu went to the U.N. with a graph, much like the one right beside me. It was a picture of a bomb with...



    A picture of Representative Carlos Curbelo

    Representative Carlos Curbelo

    From: FL District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    CURBELO of Florida. I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, many of our colleagues have come to the floor today and have stated that this is the most important vote or the most important series...



    A picture of Representative Susan A. Davis

    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, after much deliberation and soul searching, I am convinced that the P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action creates a viable path to reduce Iran's nuclear weapons capability. ...



    A picture of Representative Joseph J. Heck

    Representative Joseph J. Heck

    From: NV District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    HECK of Nevada. Mr. Speaker, when President Obama announced that the P5+1 had reached an agreement on [[Page H5925]] Iran's nuclear program, he stated that the deal was not built on trust, that it...



    A picture of Representative Steve Cohen

    Representative Steve Cohen

    From: TN District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    COHEN. Mr. Speaker, in 1963, President Kennedy, who served in this Chamber, spoke at American University about preventing nuclear war and that to do so it was necessary to deal with our most feared and...



    A picture of Representative Lamar Smith

    Representative Lamar Smith

    From: TX District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman from California, the chairman of the committee, for yielding me time and for the excellent job he has been doing tonight during the debate on...



    A picture of Representative Mike Bishop

    Representative Mike Bishop

    From: MI District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    BISHOP of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to raise my vehement objection to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and to call on my colleagues to do the same. In March, I joined 346 of my bipartisan...



    A picture of Representative Maxine Waters

    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    WATERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I would like to start by thanking Democratic Leader Pelosi for her tireless and unyielding advocacy for the...



    A picture of Representative Gary J. Palmer

    Representative Gary J. Palmer

    From: AL District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    PALMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this ill-conceived agreement between our current administration and the fanatical regime ruling the nation of Iran. I find it impossible to understand how...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

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    Date: 2015-09-10

    KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, the goal of the negotiations between world powers and Iran has always been to prevent them from developing a nuclear weapon. I think we have to be realistic about this. This agreement,...



    A picture of Representative Mike Coffman

    Representative Mike Coffman

    From: CO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    COFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the Iran agreement. In 2009, I was able to visit Israel and was in separate meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu, then-President Peres, and the Israeli...



    A picture of Representative Stephen F. Lynch

    Representative Stephen F. Lynch

    From: MA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    LYNCH. I want to thank the gentlewoman from California for leading this debate on our behalf, and I want to thank her for the great work she has been doing on all of this. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support...



    A picture of Representative Bruce Westerman

    Representative Bruce Westerman

    From: AR District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    WESTERMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight in strong disagreement with the President's deal. Tonight is the eve of the 14th anniversary of attacks on America by radical Islamic terrorists. These were direct,...



    A picture of Representative Bill Foster

    Representative Bill Foster

    From: IL District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    FOSTER. Mr. Speaker, as the only Ph.D. physicist in Congress--in fact, the only Ph.D. scientist of any kind--I have taken very seriously my responsibility to review the technical aspects of the proposed...



    A picture of Representative Paul Tonko

    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    TONKO. Mr. Speaker, this agreement is the best option available to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The alternatives are simply too risky and too costly, which is why the deal's opponents...



    A picture of Representative Scott Garrett

    Representative Scott Garrett

    From: NJ District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    GARRETT. Mr. Speaker, for months now, the President has made promises that we have heard that would prohibit Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons through strict oversight. Unfortunately, we see now...



    A picture of Representative David Schweikert

    Representative David Schweikert

    From: AZ District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    SCHWEIKERT. Mr. Speaker, first I would like to thank Chairman Royce. He has actually dealt with this and done this very honorably. It has been powerful to watch. There has been amazing testimony given...



    A picture of Representative Joe Wilson

    Representative Joe Wilson

    From: SC District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I am in strong opposition to House Resolution 3461, the to Approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear...



    A picture of Representative Ken Calvert

    Representative Ken Calvert

    From: CA District 42

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, I'd like to begin with a couple quotes from the President about the agreement: ``There is nothing more important to our security and to the world's stability than preventing the...



    A picture of Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    From: NY District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    VELAZQUEZ. Mr. Speaker, an Iran with a nuclear weapon would present an existential threat to Israel, destabilize the region and undermine U.S. security interests. This agreement is our best option for...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise after careful consideration and review of the Joint-Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and would like to extend my full support of the deal negotiated between...



    A picture of Representative Danny K. Davis

    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    DAVIS of illinois in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker,...



    A picture of Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

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    Date: 2015-09-10

    BILIRAKIS of florida in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition...



    A picture of Representative Paul Cook

    Representative Paul Cook

    From: CA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    COOK of california in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. COOK. Mr. Speaker, over the course of this...



    A picture of Representative Ann Wagner

    Representative Ann Wagner

    From: MO District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    WAGNER of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mrs. WAGNER. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor...



    A picture of Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    BONAMICI of oregon in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, over the last several...



    A picture of Representative Martha Roby

    Representative Martha Roby

    From: AL District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ROBY of alabama in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mrs. ROBY. Mr. Speaker, I've travelled throughout...



    A picture of Representative Christopher P. Gibson

    Representative Christopher P. Gibson

    From: NY District 19

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    GIBSON of new york in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. GIBSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support...



    A picture of Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

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    Date: 2015-09-10

    ROYBAL-ALLARD of california in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, after...



    A picture of Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    DeFAZIO of oregon in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, today I stand in...



    A picture of Representative Ken Calvert

    Representative Ken Calvert

    From: CA District 42

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    CALVERT of california in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, I'd like to begin...



    A picture of Representative Ron Kind

    Representative Ron Kind

    From: WI District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    KIND of wisconsin in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. KIND. Mr. Speaker, over the past two years,...



    A picture of Representative Edward R. Royce

    Representative Edward R. Royce

    From: CA District 39

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-10

    ROYCE of california in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. ROYCE. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following...



    A picture of Representative Stacey E. Plaskett

    Representative Stacey E. Plaskett

    From: VI District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    PLASKETT of the virgin islands in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Ms. PLASKETT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today...



    A picture of Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    Representative Peter J. Visclosky

    From: IN District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    VISCLOSKY of indiana in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, as the Ranking...



    A picture of Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo

    From: GU District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-09-10

    BORDALLO of guam in the house of representatives Thursday, September 10, 2015 Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to...