Remembering Today: 9/11/01 and 9/11/12
Today, marks the 14th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Three thousand people were killed as terrorists tried to tear our country apart. America learned that day just how resilient she was. Despite immeasurable tragedy, the terrorists who sought to destroy us actually brought our nation together.
Eleven years later to the date, there was another attack on America. Terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi; four Americans, including our Ambassador Chris Stephens, were murdered. On that day we were reminded that Osama bin Laden may be dead, but the war on terror is not over. We know who the Benghazi killers are, but justice has still not been delivered and questions remain unanswered.
On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we are even more aware of the danger from those who threaten our national security. This week, the House took the necessary steps to demonstrate the will of Congress and the people we represent. These votes make it known loud and clear that the House does not support the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Below is a vote breakdown:
This bill prohibits the president from waiving, suspending, reducing or providing relief from or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran. I voted for it. (PASSED)
This bill affirmatively approves the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed in Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to Iran’s nuclear program. I voted against it. (FAILED)
H. Res 411
This resolution found that the President had not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by failing to send Congress the side deals negotiated in the nuclear talks with the P5+1. I voted for it. (PASSED)
The People's House has spoken. I urge the President and the Senate to listen and put the wishes of the American people above the wishes of the Ayatollah. Events like 9/11/01 and 9/11/12 remind us that the threat of terror is very present and very real.