As a combat veteran and as a retired Marine Corps infantry officer, I understand the importance of our military and military readiness. Faced with growing threats from North Korea, Iran, and Russia and the existing threat from ISIS, I have consistently opposed efforts to reduce American troop strength and underfund vital national defense capabilities. A strong military is necessary for a strong America.
Under President Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, we’ve benefited from a military freed the Washington-based globalists, apologists, and stubborn bureaucrats that had “veto” power over military actions under former President Obama. Our GOP-led Congress has aided in this fight by carefully increasing military resources and flexibility. As a result, ISIS lost 89 percent of its territory in 2017 alone.
In Washington, I’m supporting bills that provide our military and our brave service members the tools they need to succeed:
- Led successful fight to repeal former President Obama’s dangerous reduction of military funding, providing our military and troops with the resources they need to rebuild following eight years of neglect. (H.R. 1892, Roll Call 69, February 9, 2018)
- Voted for a 2.3% increase for the Armed Services through the National Defense Authorization Act (S 1356, Roll Call 618, November 5, 2015)
- Voted for $1.1 billion in counterterrorism funding. (HR 2029, Roll Call 193, April 30, 2015)