National Security

For over two hundred years, the men and women of the United States military have protected us and defended American values at home and abroad. We must commit to a strong national defense in order to respond to challenges from countries like China and Russia, deter rogue states like Iran and North Korea, and defeat violent extremists who know no borders.

The men and women of our Armed Forces deserve the best resources and support possible to carry out their mission to keep America safe. I am committed to ensuring our troops have the tools and training they need to be effective wherever and whenever they are called upon.

 

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June 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to provide emergency funding to meet the needs of the crisis on the country's southern border. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 305 to 102. Yesterday, the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 84 to 8. The bill now goes to President Trump for his signature.

The legislation funds critical needs for border enforcement, including overtime for overworked law enforcement agents who have seen an influx in the number of migrants crossing the border over the past few months.

June 5, 2019 Editorial

by Congressman John Moolenaar

This past month has been tremendous for the Great Lakes. There were developments on three different fronts: funding for constructing a new lock at the Soo Locks, funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and a new plan to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan through the waterways near Chicago.

On May 21st, I voted for legislation in the House Appropriations Committee that fulfilled President Donald Trump’s request for $75.3 million dollars to start building a new lock at the Soo Locks.

May 20, 2019 Press Release
This legislation is a common-sense solution that allows the federal law enforcement officers to purchase and keep the firearm they have been training with and maintaining for years. I am proud to have the support of my Democratic colleague Henry Cuellar from Texas, as well as the support of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents the men and women who work hard to keep our country safe.
May 16, 2019 Press Release
“Construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks is funded in legislation for the first time in decades. This will create jobs and help shipping on the Great Lakes. I worked hard on the Appropriations Committee to make sure Soo Locks funding was included in the legislation and will continue to advocate for it as it moves forward."
February 5, 2019 Press Release
"The state of the union is strong. Unemployment is under four percent, millions of jobs have been created, and tax rates are lower. It’s time for both parties to come to the table and work together with the president to build on the success of the past two years. If both parties work together, we can secure our borders to stop illegal drugs and prevent human trafficking, while welcoming people who want to enter the country legally to pursue the American Dream.
January 15, 2019 Press Release
“It is a false choice to say funding for the Soo Locks is at risk. We can build the Soo Locks and protect our border. In fact, we passed a law last year that I voted for that protects the Soo Locks funding from being redirected. I am working for Michigan's priorities in Congress and I will continue to support the Soo Locks in the years ahead.
January 9, 2019 Editorial

By Congressman John Moolenaar

In 2018, we made more progress on the Soo Locks than has been made in decades. From the end of April through the end of December, new developments have brought a new lock closer to fruition. In April, I joined Michigan Congressmen Jack Bergman and Paul Mitchell for a conversation with President Donald Trump about the Soo Locks.

September 26, 2018 Press Release
“I voted to give our brave men and women in uniform the largest pay raise in nine years because they put their lives on the line to keep our country safe. It is a strong follow-up to the legislation that was signed into law earlier this month to provide for our veterans with record-funding at the VA and more support for VA Choice. Our servicemembers and veterans deserve our support for the sacrifices they make and this legislation will help them and their families while keeping our country safe.”
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.”
June 28, 2018 Press Release

In the past week, the House of Representatives considered two different immigration reform bills that would secure America's borders and improve the American immigration system.  

Congressman Moolenaar voted for both bills. He made the following statement on today's legislative action:

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