Jim believes there is no more sacred trust than keeping America safe and preserving the freedoms enjoyed by all our citizens. He values a strong, well-trained, well-equipped military and will always back policies that support our men and women in uniform. He believes that security here at home is just as important as global defense. Protecting our communities and preserving our freedoms are critical goals of homeland security.
*Jim believes that wasteful spending should be cut wherever it's found, but feels strongly that any proposed changes to the defense budget must be accompanied by proof that they don't jeopardize the safety of our troops or threaten their readiness.
*Jim has fought for additional border patrol personnel, improved transportation and cargo security, and a better entry/exit system to track foreign nationals.