Protecting and defending our freedom is the key role of federal government. We should prioritize defense functions in our federal budget and keep our commitments to the heroes who sacrifice so much to keep our enemies at bay.
* Military Spending: We must ensure that our troops have the best equipment, training, and leadership.
* Second Amendment: I support the right to own and bear arms as a personal and absolute right.
* Veterans: We are not taking good enough care of those who have taken care of us. I have introduced legislation to take care of those who fall between the cracks after their service has ended.
* Afghanistan:I believe it is time to bring our troops home. The troops have fought valiantly and won. Yet, the fight is not over. For generations the United States must continue to hunt and kill terrorists around the world who want death and destruction for the American people. However, if the President believes we must continue to fight in Afghanistan with tens of thousands of our men and women, then let's do so with a full commitment to win by giving the commanders in the field everything they need so they can bring all of our troops home swiftly and safely.