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Issue Position: National Security

Issue Position


We face threats from elusive and determined enemies who are focused on causing harm to Americans at home and to our allies and interests overseas. As your congressman, I am working to see that our men and women in the Armed Forces have the tools, training, and leadership they need to protect us here at home and to pursue and defeat our adversaries abroad.

America must remain vigilant and prepared to deal decisively with any threat. Toward that goal, I support maintaining a strong and well-equipped military. Further we must also work with our allies and like-minded democracies to share intelligence and cooperate militarily whenever possible.

I strongly support strengthening and improving efficiency and performance at the Department of Homeland Security. We need to do more to protect and defend our borders from intruders, provide for improved critical infrastructure protections, strengthen transportation security, and provide better resources for our first responders, local law enforcement agencies, and the FBI. In fact, I was proud that the first bill passed by the House of Representatives in the 110th Congress was bipartisan legislation implementing key 9/11 Commission recommendations that had not been acted upon. Together, with vigilance, we can continue to protect our nation's security and freedom.

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