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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal: “We Need a Stronger Agreement”

September 9, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) announced his decision to vote against the Iran Nuclear Agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He released the following statement:

“After weeks of careful consideration, input from constituents, and reading the agreement, I have decided not to support it.

“Since the agreement was made public in July, our office has held several town hall meetings and events around the District, and received hundreds of phone calls. Across the board, constituents are saying the same thing: we need a stronger agreement, one that ensures the protection of American families and our nation’s allies.

“While this is the closest we’ve come to a reasonable agreement, we cannot afford to give any concessions to a country that continues to threaten the United States, our allies, and countries around the world—we have an obligation to hold the regime accountable in every way possible.

“I’m voting against the deal. We need to work together to block it so that we can negotiate a stronger agreement.”

Click here to read Congressman Green’s full statement on opposition.