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.

 

More on National Security

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 18, 2019 Press Release
"My constituents elected me to get things done and when they look at what the Democrats are doing in Washington, they see partisanship instead of solutions that will make a difference in their lives. It is unfortunate that Democrats put bipartisan Michigan priorities on hold and waited until the last minute to finish crucial bills that pay our military, protect the Great Lakes, fund the construction of a new Soo Lock, and finalize the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that will level the playing field for hardworking Michigan residents."
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 5, 2019 Press Release
“Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump since he took office instead of working with him to help our country. Today, they continue to push for impeachment while putting the real concerns of hardworking Michigan residents on the backburner. Speaker Pelosi has not scheduled a vote on a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will help Michigan farmers and create jobs in manufacturing. There is also no timetable on finalizing 2020 funding for our men and women serving overseas, the construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks, or the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The delays and inaction on these key priorities creates uncertainty for those serving our nation, and these vital issues deserve to be finished instead of House Democrats’ partisan push for impeachment.”
October 3, 2019 Press Release
“Even though they’re a long ways away from the battlefield, hardworking men and women in Cadillac are making products that help our soldiers stay safe wherever they go. The people of Michigan have a storied history of making equipment for our troops and this announcement from the Army will continue that tradition for years to come.”
September 16, 2019 Press Release
“I have worked across the aisle in Congress to move this funding forward and I am glad the Senate Appropriations Committee has followed the work my House colleagues and I did in May. With the House and Senate now in agreement, there is clear bipartisan support for getting this done and we have seen historic progress in the last year and a half after President Trump pledged his support. This is a major infrastructure project that is crucial to manufacturing across the nation and I will continue working in Congress to get this funding across the finish line.”
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.

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