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U.S. House continues debate on Iran nuclear deal. Agenda for Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Capitol 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

After taking on the Iran Nuclear deal on Wednesday, the House will continue discussion today with resolutions from the Foreign Affairs Committee sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo and Rep. John Boehner. Here is the U.S. House schedule from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office for today….

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H. Res. 411 – Finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (Closed Rule, Two Hours of Debate
(Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Foreign Affairs Committee) 

Begin Consideration of H.R. 3461 – To Approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran (Closed Rule, Three Hours of Debate)
(Sponsored by Rep. John Boehner / Foreign Affairs Committee) 

Special Order Speeches 

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When Henry Kissinger speaks, I listen

By Lynn R. Mitchell

When I was young and watching the political landscape, one of the adults in the room was Henry Kissinger — a foreign policy expert who served as National Security Adviser and Secretary of State for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Even then I recognized this man’s importance to our country and listened when he spoke, not to mention the fact that his personal story about immigrating to America is fascinating.

Now 91 years old, Kissinger’s mind is still sharp as he continues to advise on the safety and stability of our country. In today’s Wall Street Journal, he and 94-year-old former Secretary of  State George Shultz, who served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, have co-authored an opinion piece about the current “deal” with Iran. Don’t let their ages fool you. There are times when institutional knowledge and wisdom are badly needed in all circumstances especially in foreign policy, and these men have something to say (see The Iran Deal and Its Consequences). I’m listening.

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