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

December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: “The United States is the leading producer of oil and natural gas and today’s legislation continues that progress. The bill passed today protects our electric grid from terrorism, cyberattacks, and weather events that could cause prolonged power outages. These reforms will benefit Michigan residents by helping to keep energy prices low for years to come.”
November 24, 2015 Press Release
The legislation passed today will require the Obama Administration to collect the intelligence necessary to complete stringent refugee background checks in order to ensure terrorists are not using the refugee program to enter the United States. Defending the American people from threats abroad is the federal government’s primary responsibility and one I take very seriously in my role as a public servant. This legislation upholds our values as a compassionate nation and defends our citizens against a possible threat.
November 23, 2015 In The News

Excerpt: Local farmers had a chance to share their thoughts with the Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District on Friday. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, toured Andersen Brothers, a centennial farm in rural Blanchard, and met with constituents to discuss agricultural issues, such as food labeling and environmental standards, as well as concerns about ISIS and refugees.

October 22, 2015 Press Release
“This bill empowers our military overseas and provides for troops and their families here at home. Unfortunately, the president is vetoing the bill over an item that isn't even in it. He wants to take more money from hardworking taxpayers and give it to bureaucrats at the IRS and the EPA before signing a bill that provides for our national defense. That’s wrong and Democrats in the House and Senate should vote to override the president’s veto of this bipartisan legislation that protects America’s national security.”
September 12, 2015 Editorial
President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is dangerous for the American people and our allies around the world. Across Michigan’s Fourth District, I have heard from thousands of constituents and they are overwhelmingly opposed to this deal. Along with a bipartisan majority of Americans, they understand what the Obama Administration does not; this deal is bad for America.
September 11, 2015 Press Release
Today, I join millions of Americans in remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The victims were from around the nation and more than 90 countries. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who grieve on this day, and I give thanks for all of the courageous men and women who serve our communities as first-responders.
September 10, 2015 Video

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) speaks on the House floor about his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran.


Successful diplomacy requires statesmanship, a mutual benefit and a commitment toward peace.

None of these elements are part of the Administration’s deal with Iran.

On statesmanship, this administration’s acquiescence has been met with Iranian hostility.

Just this week, the Ayatollah said Israel would be destroyed within 25 years.

Words matter and we cannot discount Iran’s dangerous rhetoric.

July 14, 2015 Press Release
Tough economic sanctions worked and brought Iran to the negotiating table. Congress now has a critical role reviewing the terms of the agreement. Based on reports, it is alarming to hear that restrictions on weapons and ballistic missiles will be lifted in the near future, and Iran's nuclear program is being further enabled through increased technology. Iran sponsors terrorism around the world and should be prohibited from receiving arms or obtaining a nuclear weapon. This agreement makes permanent concessions to Iran with only temporary benefits in return and the deal falls short of the need for Iran to meet concrete, verifiable standards.
June 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar visited the "I Support the One Percent Food Pantry" in Saginaw. The food pantry is dedicated to serving veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel and is named in reference to the fact that one percent of the U.S. population is on active-duty defending all Americans.

"Our men and women in uniform have fought for the freedoms we celebrate on Independence Day. This food pantry is here to serve them. The outstanding volunteers here have done a great job giving back to the community," said Moolenaar. 

April 30, 2015 Press Release
This is the first ten-year balanced budget passed since 2001. It balances without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and it keeps the promises that have been made to seniors in the Fourth District. This budget also calls for tax reform. The tax code is 74,000 pages long and has not been overhauled in 29 years. It’s time for a simpler and fairer system.