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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September 23, 2021 Press Release
“The Iron Dome saved countless lives earlier this year when it intercepted terrorist rocket attacks aimed at the people of Israel. This vital technology is made possible by the strong partnership between the United States and Israel, and today’s legislation will help ensure Israel has the resources it needs to defend itself in the future,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “The partnership between Israel and the United States helps keep Americans and Israelis safe at home and abroad, and we must always work together to protect our citizens against terrorists who wish to do us harm.”
September 20, 2021 Press Release
"This is a special honor for the late Steve Andrews and his entire family. Steve was a patriot who served our country in the Navy and then gave back to northern Michigan as an elected official and community leader. This legislation honors his life and will help future generations learn about his legacy of service. I am thankful to my friend Jack Bergman for introducing this legislation and proud of our entire Michigan delegation for coming together to honor this special hero for our state," said Congressman John Moolenaar.
September 9, 2021 Press Release
“Our nation lost 13 brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, and I ask that we continue to pray for the grieving families of those who were killed,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “The Congressional Gold Medal is one of our nation's highest honors and will help ensure the sacrifice and bravery of these 13 men and women will always be remembered."
August 26, 2021 Press Release

“The terrorist attacks at the Kabul airport are a horrific tragedy. My prayers go out to the families of those who were killed and to those who were injured, and I continue to pray for the safety of our troops as well as the American citizens and our allies who remain stranded,” said Congressman John Moolenaar.

August 16, 2021 Press Release
“The catastrophic situation in Afghanistan right now is endangering the lives of brave Americans and Afghans who have worked together to defend the United States. Our country owes it to them to immediately get them out of danger as quickly and safely as possible. The disastrous events of the past few days show the Biden Administration was unprepared for what has happened. Now, President Biden must ensure safety and security at the airport in Kabul and send all of the resources necessary for our military to safely complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan while leaving nothing behind that could eventually be used against innocent civilians.”
August 3, 2021 Editorial
On July 22-24, I visited our nation's southern border in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to meet with law enforcement officials there and see firsthand what is happening on the border. The sad truth is the Biden Administration’s policies are not working, and there is a crisis currently occurring as thousands of immigrants illegally cross the border each day. The whole situation is unsustainable and threatens our nation’s public safety, while also being unfair to hardworking people who legally come to the United States.
May 19, 2021 Press Release
“Right now there are investigations into January 6th being conducted by separate committees in the House and Senate, the Department of Justice and the FBI, as well as more than 400 criminal prosecutions. My hope is that people who violated the law are prosecuted and that Congress will make responsible, bipartisan improvements that keep the Capitol safe and support our brave police officers, so something like this never happens again,” said Congressman John Moolenaar.
March 12, 2021 Press Release

Congressman John Moolenaar has signed on as a co-sponsor of the bipartisan GRUB Act, which would reimburse National Guard members deployed to Washington D.C. who had to pay for their own meals because of food quality concerns. This legislation was introduced yesterday in response to reports from Michigan National Guard members who documented undercooked and unsafe food served to them during their time serving at the U.S. Capitol.

March 10, 2021 Press Release
“The men and women of the Michigan National Guard have served honorably, and I am glad they will be able to return home to their families very soon,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “It was an honor to spend time with them today and thank them for serving our nation."
March 2, 2021 Press Release
“It is unacceptable that contaminated and undercooked food is being served to Michigan National Guard members keeping our nation safe. This issue must be fixed immediately and the company that failed should have its contract terminated," said Congressman Moolenaar. “Michigan National guard members brought this situation to my attention when I met with them and I hope General Hokanson will address the issue quickly.”

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