Working to Keep Our Country Safe
Steve is regarded as a leader on national security issues. To combat terrorism, Steve believes we must aggressively pursue terrorists where they are and use all the tools available to us, including both "hard" power and "soft" power. To bring our troops home successfully and safely from Iraq and Afghanistan depends on both smart military strategy and smart diplomatic efforts to keep terrorists from regaining ground. Steve believes it is critically important that we dismantle al Qaeda's operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Steve is a strong advocate for the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship. He is on the subcommittee responsible for funding the State Department. Having served on the Armed Services committee for years, he now serves on the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel, which oversees intelligence community issues and budgets.