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I join in mourning the death of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark.  As Prince Consort alongside Her Majesty Queen Magrethe, he spent the past forty-six years helping to represent Denmark and its traditions around the world. 
Yesterday’s events highlight the dangers of continued instability in Syria. Iran has used the conflict in Syria to establish a forward base of terror against Israel and support those who are committed to destroying the Jewish State – a goal Iran’s leaders have stated clearly and repeatedly.
Poland’s long fight for democracy and its embrace of democratic norms have served as a model for European nations in transition and countries around the globe.
Peaceful protest is one of the basic rights to which all people are entitled, and Iran’s theocratic regime must answer to the demands of those who seek greater freedom and opportunity.
It was a busy week, so we wanted to make sure you saw this Washington Post article on President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge Russia’s interference in our election, his campaign to discredit intelligence proving Russia’s interference, and the troubling impact on national security.
I thank the Gentleman for yielding, I thank him for taking this time on the special order because, as an aside, I need to apologize to him for making him wait so long for this special order.
Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, something that the United States Congress has reaffirmed and a fact of history that cannot be denied.
Today, I joined with Members on both sides of the aisle to pass a resolution condemning Burma’s campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people and calling for Burma’s government to allow Rohingya refugees to return to their homes.
Yesterday’s launch of a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear payload across thousands of miles – far enough to threaten cities in the continental United States – violates international laws and demands a strong international response. 
I welcome the conviction of Ratko Mladic.
I’m pleased that the House was able to reach a bipartisan compromise on a resolution highlighting the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and making it clear that Congress must and will play its part in defining our military’s role in that country. 
I am disappointed that President Trump exempted existing pipeline projects that have Russian investment from the recently-passed Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.