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Issue Position: Defense/Veterans

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Every day, our survival is threatened by radical Islamic terrorists whose aim is to kill innocent men, women, and children, even at the cost of their own lives. In a post-9/11 world, our most important national security mission must continue to be the elimination of al-Qaeda, especially in their home base of Afghanistan. I support our brave men women in uniform who are risking their lives in Afghanistan to keep America safe.

I am also committed to America's military families. As the wife of a career Navy man, I understand the nature of their family commitment and the drawbacks that come with it. In 2009, I founded The Congressional Military Family Caucus to build bipartisan support for legislation to help military families. This year alone, we hosted two summits to bring together military spouses and discuss the impact of deployment on military families.

I am also committed to Fairchild Air Force Base, bringing the KC-X tanker to Fairchild, and making sure that Eastern Washington's veterans get the care they need and deserve.


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