Crime and Safety

Law-abiding citizens – particularly the most vulnerable among us – deserve all due protections under law and from our law enforcement. I’ve worked tirelessly for years to help bring to justice child predators, scammers, terrorists, and other criminals. The safety of our families and our communities from threats both foreign and domestic is my top priority in Congress.

With the threat of criminals and terrorism, I also know that it’s more important than ever to stand with law enforcement in keeping our communities safe. Rather than demonizing law enforcement, we should work with them to make sure they have the resources and training necessary to do their jobs effectively. The federal government should support local law enforcement.

  • Pushed for full federal funding of the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, which reimburses states for the costs of incarcerating illegal immigrants.
  • Fought to maintain sales of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement to ensure they have the equipment necessary to fight heavily armed drug cartels and terrorists. This type of equipment was utilized during the manhunt for the San Bernardino terrorists in December of 2015.
  • Cosponsored and voted for H.R. 4854, the Justice Served Act, which provides additional resources to state and local prosecutors to address the backlog of violent crime cases involving suspects identified through DNA evidence. (H.R. 4854, Roll Call 182, May 15, 2018)
  • Introduced H.R. 3025, the Wildfire Airspace Protection Act, which makes it a federal offense to launch a drone that interferes with fighting wildfires on federal property.