Issue Position: Supporting our Troops and Fighting Terrorism

Issue Position

By:  John Carter
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

When radical Islamic terror struck in the heart of our congressional district at Fort Hood in November 2009, I spoke out loudly and clearly on the terror links that led to the death of 13 adults and one unborn child.

The Department of Defense has amazingly refused to even use the words "radical Islam" in any of its descriptions of the attack, or in any recommended security improvements to prevent future attacks.

Since I was first elected to Congress, I have worked as hard as I can to give our troops everything they need to win this war and come home safe, and I am now equally committed to keeping them -- and the rest of the country -- safe here at home as well in the light of this Al-Qaeda coordinated attack on our homeland.

I have authored and will continue to push legislation to give our dead and wounded from the Fort Hood attack the same recognition awarded to our casualties at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, as well as providing their families the same level of benefits.

And I will never, ever yield to politically-correct pressure from the Obama Administration to stop calling our enemies by name.

As Co-Chairman of the Army Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives, it's the least I can do to stand up for our troops.

I also succeeded in passing into law a long-needed reform measure to allow our military spouses to claim the same state of residency as their service-member spouse, and have introduced new legislation to help military spouses find employment in this prolonged Democrat recession.