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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July 27, 2017 Press Release
I am proud to support the legislation passed by the House today. It supports critical priorities for our state including a pay raise for our troops, funding for our veterans, modernizing the Soo Locks and important scientific research at Michigan State that will bring more than one thousand good-paying jobs to mid Michigan.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
Today's legislation gives our troops a well-earned raise and improves health care for their families so they know their families are safe while they serve and protect ours.
June 16, 2017 In The News

Moolenaar, the Republican representative for Michigan’s 4th District, is a designated hitter who is typically assigned to the outfield. Wednesday’s practice began at 6:15 a.m. with batting practice behind the plate and then off to the batting cages for machine pitches. Moolenaar was in the batting cage when he heard the first gunshot.

June 15, 2017 In The News

Moolenaar asked for prayers for all those injured in the shooting: Congressman Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip; Matt Mika and Zach Barth and  Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey.

June 15, 2017 In The News

“When they returned fire, the situation changed from a massacre to a shootout,” Moolenaar said on a media call Thursday. “I’m very grateful for the courage of the law enforcement officials who returned fire and subdued the attacker. I want to compliment (Majority Whip Steve) Scalise’s security detail as well as U.S. Capitol Police and the Alexandria police for their help in this senseless act of violence.”

June 7, 2017 Press Release
This legislation will make it easier for our veterans and law enforcement officers to pursue job opportunities and continue to serve our country. As a public servant, ensuring our national security is my top priority. Customs and Border Patrol needs to hire more agents to keep our country safe and this legislation will help do that.
April 7, 2017 Press Release
Last night's U.S. military strike on Assad's airfield carried out by our brave men and women damages his ability to perpetrate future atrocities and is a strong signal that the United States will not accept his brutal use of chemical weapons.
March 8, 2017 Press Release
"Our men and women in uniform confront threats abroad so we don't have to face them here at home. This legislation provides them with the equipment they need to win on the battlefield and gives them and their families a well-deserved pay raise."
March 6, 2017 Press Release
"The order is also temporary and allows for a 120-day review of the vetting process for refugees. This review will strengthen the screening process used to identify and prohibit terrorists from entering our country and allow peaceful refugees to come and seek a better life in America."
March 2, 2017 Press Release
“Attorney General Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from any current or future investigations into the 2016 presidential election is an important step toward ensuring that the FBI’s investigation is independent and has the trust of the American people.”

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