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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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.”
March 2, 2017 Press Release
The attorney general should have disclosed his contact with Russian officials at his nomination hearing, even though the contact came as part of his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He should clarify the comment he made during his hearing and he should recuse himself from oversight of the FBI's investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.
January 30, 2017 Press Release
“It is important that our country have screening processes that identify and prohibit terrorists from entering our country. The House passed bipartisan legislation in November of 2015 to put such processes into law. It is important that we secure our border while allowing for an orderly process for law abiding refugees to come to America, the shining city on a hill and a beacon of hope for people around the world."
December 15, 2016 Editorial
"To be accountable to you, I have made it a priority to be available, meeting constituents in all 15 counties of the district in 2016. At listening sessions, we discussed current events and your concerns about issues before Congress. You passionately care about the future of our country and I appreciate your input while representing you in Washington."
December 8, 2016 Press Release
"John Glenn was an American pioneer and a committed public servant. He first served our country in the Navy, then NASA, then the U.S. Senate, and he even went back to space at the incredible age of 77. John Glenn was the first American into space and our efforts to learn more about the solar system will stand on his shoulders forever."
December 8, 2016 Press Release
"I supported this critical legislation to keep the government open and to provide certainty to our troops and our seniors. I am glad this legislation included much needed federal aid to Flint to rebuild its water infrastructure. There was a failure in Flint by all levels of government and today the federal government does its part to assist in the city's recovery."
December 2, 2016 Press Release
“Our troops make sacrifices every day to keep us safe. They have earned a pay raise and this legislation is a small part of thanking them and their families for their service to our nation."
March 15, 2016 Press Release
The conservative budget released today moves our country toward a sustainable fiscal future. The budget balances, keeps the promises that have been made to our seniors and improves our national security. It reduces spending in Washington and leaves more money where it belongs – in the pockets of hardworking Americans.

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