Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement today after hosting a meeting with congressional leaders and stakeholders to discuss recent events, America's role in the world, and the components needed to transition to a 21st century military.
"As we face escalating conflicts across the globe, it is imperative that we have a clear vision of America's 21st-century role in the world. And that is why we must have these important conversations -- to look ahead and develop a strategy that keeps the United States as the world's leader. The recent developments in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel underscore the need for bold American leadership. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus and the representative of Fairchild Air Force Base, I will make every effort to foster our place as a global leader for today and tomorrow."
These recurring meetings offer a unique opportunity for Members of Congress and defense experts to speak openly and substantively about the role the U.S. plays on a global scale.
As a former member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, and a representative of Eastern Washington's military community, including Fairchild Air Force Base, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers continues to work on issues affecting issues affecting U.S. defense policy.