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American leadership ensures global stability. We must use all possible diplomatic tools to partner with our allies and further the interests of the American people. We must also hold countries and organizations accountable for their actions and use sanctions when necessary to show the resolve of United States to stand up to rogue regimes that wish to harm our country.

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January 9, 2020 Press Release
“Today, I joined my colleagues in trying to honor our military for its successful airstrike against two terrorists in Iraq. However, our resolution was blocked by House Democrats, who then pushed forward with an effort to limit President Trump’s abilities to defend Americans. Congress has already authorized the use of military force in Iraq and President Trump was within his legal authority to order an airstrike there. Democrats want to change the rules, even though President Trump used the same authority President Bush and President Obama had when they were in office.”
January 8, 2020 Press Release
"Soleimani worked with terrorists to kill and maim hundreds of American servicemembers and he was meeting with the group that attacked our embassy in Baghdad. For decades, he helped plan attacks on innocent people around the world. In the past three months, President Trump and the U.S. military have successfully brought to justice Soleimani and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The world is safer with these evil men removed and they will never be able to harm innocent people again."
December 11, 2019 Press Release
“Our men and women in uniform are on the frontlines of keeping our nation safe so I am proud to support a pay raise for them and their families. This national security legislation will also give our troops the resources and equipment they need to carry out their missions and keep the American people safe from the dangerous threats in our world.”
December 10, 2019 Press Release
“The USMCA is a tremendous victory for the American people and President Trump. This new trade agreement with our neighbors will benefit Michigan workers and Michigan farmers. We have the best workers in the world and this agreement will help ensure they are competing against the competition on a level playing field, especially in manufacturing. It will also open new markets for our farmers so they sell more Michigan-grown food to our neighbors. It has been nearly a year since this agreement was first signed and I hope the House will schedule a vote on it before the end of the year.”
November 1, 2019 Press Release
“The economy could be doing even better though if the House passed the USMCA trade agreement. So it is unfortunate that Speaker Pelosi said today there may not even be a vote until next year. This agreement was reached nearly a year ago and there should be a vote soon, but it’s clear that impeachment is a more important priority for Democrats than passing a new agreement that will benefit Michigan farmers and manufacturers."
October 3, 2019 Press Release
"We are deeply concerned about the future of the cherry industry in Michigan, and across the country due to significant hardship caused by harmful trade practices and depressed prices. For these reasons, we strongly believe processed sweet and tart cherries should be eligible for assistance under the MFP and request your support for American farmers."
February 15, 2019 Press Release
“It is vital that our nation has secure borders. I voted for tonight’s legislation because it increases funding for border security, which will help prevent the flow of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and deadly drugs, including opioids and fentanyl, at our southern border. President Trump supports this legislation because it is an important step forward in securing our nation’s borders and protecting the American people.”
January 11, 2019 Press Release
“Religious freedom is a core principle of our country and it is shared by people around the world. Recent incidents of anti-Semitism at home and abroad show there is still an urgent need to show support for the Jewish people as they face hatred and discrimination. By elevating the role of the special envoy, the United States is sending a clear signal to the rest of the world that our country will be a strong supporter of the Jewish people, as well as Israel and its right to exist.”
July 25, 2018 Press Release
"Millions of people come to Michigan each summer to enjoy boating, fishing, and tourism. To meet the spike in demand some businesses need seasonal workers. In fact, some businesses have delayed expansion and only opened partially because they are unable to hire the workers they need. The amendment I supported helps businesses hire more workers to meet the demands of their customers."
July 18, 2018 Press Release
“ICE has done important work on the opioid crisis, seizing thousands of pounds of fentanyl and heroin. It has arrested nearly 2,000 human traffickers, stopping those who victimize women and children in modern-day slavery. ICE agents have also arrested thousands of offenders who have committed murder and sexual assault. I am proud to support the men and women of ICE as they face danger to stop criminals and keep our country safe.”

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