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Issue Position: Land of the Free Because of the Brave -- Defense and Veterans

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As a member of the House Armed Services Committee I know how bravely and effectively our men and women in uniform are literally fighting around the world for the security of our families.

We are the "Land of the Free" because we are "the home of the brave." I am deeply moved by and forever grateful to the courageous men and women willing to defend freedom and lay down their lives for their fellow man.

The Obama Administration has already targeted our military for cuts and base closings. Our Fourth District hosts bases that play a key role in protecting Americans and our interests throughout a very dangerous world. I have held meetings and am leading the fight against the efforts to decimate our ability to fight or deter aggression against our people and our interests.

Always aware of the sacrifices paid by our veterans, we must never allow the services we promised them to go unfilled. Great nations keep their commitments. Our veterans did more than their part. We must honor our covenant with them.

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