(Extensions of Remarks - February 15, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E204]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                            HON. JOE WILSON

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, President Donald Trump 
warmly welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House 
today on his first official state visit of the new Administration. 
Under the leadership of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike 
Pence, I am confident that this visit will leave no doubt that the 
United States stands firmly with our ally, Israel.
  Throughout his campaign and since being sworn in as President, Donald 
Trump has made it a priority to stand up for Israel and promote peace 
in the Middle East, specifically, by opposing growing Iranian 
aggression. Just last week, the President swiftly imposed strong 
sanctions on Iranian officials for testing yet another intercontinental 
ballistic missile to threaten American families with death.
  I look forward to working with President Trump to show our support 
for Israel and I appreciate that he has appointed Governor Nikki Haley 
as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, where she will be a strong 
voice for American families.
  In conclusion, God Bless Our Troops and we will never forget 
September 11th in the Global War on Terrorism. God Bless Benjamin 
Netanyahu, a dynamic leader of peace through strength.