As a senior Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have worked throughout my entire Congressional career to support our Armed Forces. I have voted for policies and programs that help our veterans and fought to make sure our brave men and women serving abroad have the resources they need to discharge their duties. I have also worked with the Pentagon to bring important funding back to the Delaware Valley for important national security projects at Philadelphia's hospitals and universities as well as our local manufacturers such as Boeing. My commitment to America's servicemen and women is without rival. I am, however, opposed to unnecessary wars at exorbitant costs without clear missions. While distinguishing the warriors from the war, I opposed the war Iraq and support the President's plan to bring our troops home from Afghanistan.