Iran

Thank you, it is a pleasure to get back to Heritage to be with so many friends and to have the opportunity to discuss an issue with such pressing importance, which is namely the growing influence that Russia is having in the...
All around Israel things are in tremendous turmoil.To Israel's south, Egypt is experiencing its worst period of unrest in 50 years. There is no elected government, and there won't be until next year. The economy is on a...
Today I issued the following statement on the Administration’s announcement of an interim agreement with Iran:This is a bum deal for those who want peace in the region and the world. We just allowed a regime that only last...
Last year, Iran's net exports of petroleum dropped to their lowest level since 1990. Its GDP has dropped for the first time in 20 years.The Iranians are feeling the pain of sanctions. Now the Iranians say that they will...
In Texas, health insurance premiums on the individual market will increase by 53% for young males and 11% for young females under Obamacare.With one day left until a possible government shutdown, we in the House voted again...
The Obama Administration's lack of leadership on the threats from North Korea proves a pivotal point that has been recognized by political observers dating back to Thucydides: domestic politics influence foreign affairs. One...
I issued the following statement today regarding reports President Obama will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense:I will not support Chuck Hagel’s nomination to the Department of Defense. His record and...
My name is John Griffing. I'm an average patriotic American citizen, and I’m alarmed. I’m alarmed at the speed with which our country is giving away its precious freedoms, and I’m alarmed at the role our own president has...
Today, I questioned Deputy Attorney General James Cole on possible coordinated, politically motivated leaks of classified information by the Obama Administration. In response to my questions, and just hours after Republicans...
What if the Economy should improve between now and November?All of the Republicans and Obama agree that jobs need to be created. They just differ on HOW to create the jobs—the private sector or the...
Today, as Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I joined my colleagues Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Joe Heck in sending a letter to the Administration...
The secret nuke deal with Iran over Thanksgiving is "alarming,'' sayeth the Saudi prince.Prime Minister (Neville) Chamberlain would have been proud after the West gave the snake oil salesman of the desert, Mr. Rouhani,...
The world was reminded the other day why Iran should not get a nuclear weapon--it would be a constant threat to Israel.In a rally in Iran, the Supreme Leader denounced Israel as "untouchable rabid dogs.'' He then went on to...
The current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown. This outcome could have been avoided but, unfortunately, repeatedly throughout this process, the Senate refused to...
I am strongly opposed to American military involvement in Syria. One side is Assad and Iran, the other side is Al Qaeda. We have no business supporting either side. America’s job is to protect our vital national interests....
Whether or not Chuck Hagel is confirmed as our next defense secretary, his nomination has already done serious damage to U.S. credibility on Iran, thereby emboldening the most dangerous regime in the Middle East. To limit...
As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, I released the following statement as the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report was signed by conferees:Throughout this Congress,...
Today I sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that seven senior Administration officials be made available for interviews with the Committee about recent national security leaks.
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When History is finally written about the Obama Administration, it may record how a President managed to lose two wars after inheriting one winning war and a strategy to win the other. Obama has one accomplishment, killing...
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Iran has stepped up its threats against the United States by issuing a "double" warning. According to the state-run Fars news agency, Atalooah Salehi said, "We usually don't repeat our warning, and we only warn once.

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