National Security

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: