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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April 30, 2015 Press Release

Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) joined Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) in calling on Iran to release Amir Hekmati of Flint. Hekmati has been held prisoner by Iran for three and a half years. Moolenaar met with Hekmati’s family today on Capitol Hill.

“Amir Hekmati’s perseverance during three and a half years in captivity is inspiring. Amir’s family misses him dearly and he should be allowed to come home to Michigan and reunite with them. It’s time for the Hekmati family to be with their son and brother again. Iran should release Amir immediately,” said Moolenaar.

February 27, 2015 Press Release
“I voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security to keep America safe from the threat of terrorism. Because of ISIS and other threats to our security we must do what we can to prevent them from striking the United States. “The federal courts have already prohibited President Obama’s executive orders on immigration from being implemented. The president himself said twenty-two times that he could not use executive authority on immigration. This overreach and abuse of power must be reviewed and stopped by the judicial branch of government.”
February 24, 2015 Press Release

Today, President Obama vetoed Senate Bill 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. The legislation has bipartisan support in Congress and from a majority of Americans. 

"This afternoon the president vetoed the bipartisan Keystone Pipeline bill, refusing to approve a project that supports good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans and improves our nation's energy security. Congress should override his veto and approve this project for the benefit of our country," said Moolenaar.

February 18, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) released the following statement regarding the recent decision by federal Judge Andrew Hanen to delay the implementation of President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
January 14, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI) voted to block funding for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, and to provide appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security to enforce immigration laws and remove violent offenders from the country.

“Today, I voted for legislation that blocks funding for President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty programs, and focuses on border security and the enforcement of current laws. This bill prioritizes the removal of violent offenders and makes America safer,” said Moolenaar.

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