Strong, safe, and respected
Currently, the federal government seems to argue about everything that is NOT its job while ignoring what is its job. Border protection, national defense, national security, FBI, CIA, relationships with allies, etc. are all key aspects of what an efficient federal government should do well.
I come from a proud military family, and I understand that we have the best trained, best equipped, and most moral fighting force in the history of the world. I understand the contributions to freedom as well as the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served --and continue to serve--this nation's armed forces and security agencies. America's preeminence as the greatest superpower in the world will be maintained through what President Ronald Reagan called "peace through strength."
As a nation we must recognize, honor, and equip the men and women who voluntarily lay their lives on the line every day to protect our borders, our families, and our liberty. Without security and defense, there is no freedom.
As your Congressman I will work to protect our bases, prioritize national security in the budget, and create practical ways to honor the individuals who serve and protect our freedoms at home and abroad.