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 24, 2020 Press Release
"Avon Protection Systems and its hardworking employees have been a leader in Michigan manufacturing and making products that keep our military safe. This contract is an investment in the talented people of northern Michigan that will help with jobs and the local economy."
January 31, 2020 Press Release
“This spring, construction will begin on a new lock at the Soo Locks. This is a major infrastructure project for our nation and it is critical to ensuring Great Lakes shipping continues to support manufacturing and millions of jobs in Michigan and across the country. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the support of my colleagues we are finally building a new lock at the Soo. I will continue to work in Congress to make sure there is accountability in meeting the goals of this project and to pass annual funding to finish construction."
January 30, 2020 Press Release
"President Trump kept his promise to get a better trade deal with Mexico and Canada and he delivered. I met with him on Air Force One today, and he is committed to delivering on more priorities for our state. He understands how important it is to fund the GLRI and stop invasive species from entering the Great Lakes. Most importantly, he wants to make sure the strong economy continues to grow with more jobs and higher wages for Michigan workers."
January 29, 2020 Press Release
“While the Coronavirus in China is a serious concern, fentanyl from China is even more deadly. Last summer, law enforcement seized an amount of fentanyl from China that was enough to kill 14 million people. Today’s emergency extension of the comprehensive ban on fentanyl will enable law enforcement to continue these seizures and fully prosecute fentanyl producers and traffickers. Stopping this flow of drugs is crucial to ending the opioid epidemic and saving the lives of our loved ones in mid and northern Michigan.”
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.”

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