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  • Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act


    A picture of Representative Edward R. Royce

    Representative Edward R. Royce

    From: CA District 39

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    ROYCE. Madam Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 449, I call up the bill (H.R. 3457) to prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran pays the judgments against it for acts...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise in opposition to the bill. Let me start by acknowledging my friend, Chairman Royce. The Committee on Foreign Affairs is the most...



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    Representative Ted Poe

    From: TX District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Meehan for this legislation. Mr. Speaker, the Iranian ayatollah has preached and practiced ``Death to America'' since the 1970s. Iran is a state sponsor of...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I urge Members to vote ``no'' on this particular bill. You know, once we were able to secure this negotiation and once the deal was put in place, the focus of our attention should...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, in 1983, 241 American servicemen in Beirut were killed and another 60 injured by a car bomb. One of the Marines murdered was my constituent, Paul Innocenzi III, who...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I thank my good friend from New York (Mr. Engel) for his leadership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. This bill prohibits any waivers, reductions, or other relief from U.S....



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    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, $21 billion for Russian jets, but not a penny for the victims of their own acts of terror. That is what my colleagues are trying to say? In fact, the President can negotiate it....



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy in permitting me to speak on this issue. I listened to the impassioned pleas from my friends on the other side of the aisle about horrific...



    A picture of Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

    Representative Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-10-01

    FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Mr. Meehan and Mr. Royce for their leadership. I oppose the Iranian deal for many reasons. Among the reasons is the over $100 billion windfall Iran will receive...



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    Representative Will Hurd

    From: TX District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HURD of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this legislation. Justice is a powerful word. For those who have been wronged, justice can bring peace and closure. For those guilty of harming the innocent,...



    A picture of Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    From: OH District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, this bill would respond to one of many significant problems with President Obama's disastrous Iran deal, which gives Iran sanctions relief without requiring it to make reparations...



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    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Pennsylvania (Mr. Meehan) for introducing this good bill. It is a compassionate bill. It is a bill that tells victims of terrorism that they are not...



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    Representative George Holding

    From: NC District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HOLDING. Mr. Speaker, Iran is shortly set to receive over $100 billion when President Obama uses his pen to lift our sanctions against the world's largest sponsor of terrorism. At the same time, Mr....



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    Representative Gregg Harper

    From: MS District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HARPER. Mr. Speaker, I am and will remain opposed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran. It represents Iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon at a future date while reaping the financial...



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    Representative J. French Hill

    From: AR District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    HILL. I thank Mr. Meehan for his leadership on this, and I thank the ranking member and the chairman for their opposition to the Iranian agreement, which I believe was ill-conceived and not enough time...



    A picture of Representative Ryan A. Costello

    Representative Ryan A. Costello

    From: PA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    COSTELLO of Pennsylvania. A majority of this House thinks this deal is bad, a majority of the Senate thinks this deal is bad, and a majority of the American people think this deal is bad. We have not...



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    Representative Mike Coffman

    From: CO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    COFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, in 1982, I was with the United States Marine Corps off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon, waiting on orders to do evacuations of the U.S. Embassy and U.S. citizens and their families....



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    Representative Mike Bishop

    From: MI District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    BISHOP of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to join my colleagues to support this legislation. I want to thank the gentleman for his sponsorship. I am proud to be a cosponsor. Thirty-one years ago,...



    A picture of Representative Robert J. Dold

    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    DOLD. I thank my good friend from California, the chairman, for yielding me the time. I also want to thank my good friend from Pennsylvania for bringing this piece of legislation. Supporting victims...



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    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-10-01

    ROTHFUS. I thank my colleague, Mr. Meehan from Pennsylvania, for introducing this very important piece of legislation. The President's nuclear agreement with Iran provides them with billions in frozen...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to H.R. 3457, the ``Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act.'' If enacted into law, H.R. 3457 would prevent the United States from implementing...



    A picture of Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez

    Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez

    From: IL District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-10-01

    GUTIERREZ. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably absent in the House chamber for votes on Thursday, October 1, 2015 due to a family emergency. Had I been present, I would have voted ``nay'' on rollcall vote...



    A picture of Representative Jeff Denham

    Representative Jeff Denham

    From: CA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-30

    DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. Iran currently owes $43.5 billion to victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Hundreds of Americans...



    A picture of Representative Doug LaMalfa

    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-29

    LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LaMALFA. Madam Speaker, it is no secret that Iran has been one of the leading sponsors...



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    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-09-18

    MEEHAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. MEEHAN. Madam Speaker, I rise to seek justice for victims of Iran's state-sponsored terror. One of those victims is Chief...