Defense and National Security
I will work to ensure Congress fulfills its Constitutional mandate to “provide for the common defense” through providing the necessary funding for our military and providing for the needs of our veterans.
As the United States continues to engage in military operations around the world, we must never forget the many sacrifices that the men and women who defend and protect our freedom continue to make. Nor can we forget the sacrifices made by their families who are left at home to wait for their return. In March, I supported legislation which would provide our military with greater flexibility in allocating resources to meet its operational needs, and require that our government continue tuition assistance programs for our military men and women. Additionally, if implemented, the House budget resolution would fully fund our nation’s commitment to veterans and ensure that our military will be able to carry out future missions, while balancing the budget.
We must make tough choices to balance our budget, but these choices should not be made on the backs of the men and woman that have already given so much. As Congress continues the process of determining the nation’s financial priorities, I will work to ensure our military has the resources it needs and our veterans have the assistance they deserve.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Defense and National Security, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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