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This investigation has never been about former Secretary of State Clinton and never will be, indeed, the Select Committee's very existence is only the result of the Obama administration's obstruction of routine congressional investigations and its failure to properly comply with subpoenas and document requests.
Leadership comes with challenges. That's how it's been for me, that's how it's been for Republican and Democrat leaders long before me, the real challenges are the ones the American people are facing every day -- trying to get ahead and trying to take care of their own families. If we make that our focus, we can continue to get things done for the people that we serve.
While the president's Iran deal may have been applauded at the United Nations, I think he faces serious skepticism here at home, let me just assure you that members of Congress will ask much tougher questions this afternoon when we meet with the president's team, because a bad deal threatens the security of the American people.
Republicans did our part, and we remain committed to free trade because it is critical to creating jobs and growing our economy, i'm pleased that a bipartisan The House majority supported trade promotion authority. This is an opportunity for the Democratic Party to take stock and move forward in a constructive fashion on behalf of the American people.
The administration's decree to unilaterally expand federal authority is a raw and tyrannical power grab that will crush jobs, these leaders know firsthand that the rule is being shoved down the throats of hardworking people with no input, and places landowners, small businesses, farmers, and manufacturers on the road to a regulatory and economic hell.
At some point they just can't ignore the fact that there are a lot of public documents on the server that the American people have a right to see, and we believe it's time for Mrs. Clinton to turn that server and all those documents over to the inspector general at the State Department. Let them sort out what's official, what's private. I have no interest in what her private emails were.
Clearly we are assisting our allies who are involved in a struggle to keep the radical Houthis from taking control of all of Yemen, there's a lot of speculation about what may or may not be on this Iranian convoy. But I think having our ships in place is the right thing to do. Hopefully their involvement will not be needed.
I hope that President Obama, if and when he has a conversation with the Cuban dictator during the Organization of American States summit, will take the opportunity to condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms and reaffirm that the United States should and must always stand on the side of human rights and democracy against Communist tyranny.
I had one goal, and that goal was to make sure that the American people heard and the Congress heard about the serious threat that Iran poses not only to the Middle East, but for the rest of the world. …. The speech that he gave was the clearest speech I have heard in 25 years about the real threats that face our country.
The president's national security adviser says that it's destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the United States Congress next week. I couldn't disagree more, the American people, and both parties in Congress, have always stood with Israel. Nothing and no one should get in the way of that.
And that's why it's so important for the American people to hear what Prime Minister Netanyahu has to say about the grave threats that they're facing, so I'm glad the prime minister is coming and I'm glad that most of my colleagues, Democrats and Republicans, will be there to hear what he has to say.
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