We face threats everyday from our enemies who are committed to causing harm to Americans at home and overseas and to our allies. As your congressman, I am determined to make sure that our men and women serving both here and abroad have the tools, training, and leadership they need to protect us here at home and to pursue and defeat our adversaries abroad.
As a country we must be prepared to deal decisively with any threat that may arise. An important part of that readiness is maintaining a strong and well-equipped military. I have voted consistently to give our troops the funding and supplies they need to do their jobs. Further, we must also work with our allies and like-minded democracies to share intelligence and cooperate militarily whenever possible.
I have visited our troops overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq several times in order to more fully understand our commitments abroad and how the work of these brave men and women keeps us safe. I am deeply grateful to our troops for their service to protect our country.