The San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks were a reminder that even though Osama bin Laden is dead, terrorists still seek to harm Americans. I voted to end former President Obama’s reckless policy of allowing un-vetted Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter our country. As a member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade, I pushed to develop a robust national counter-terrorism strategy that places the needs of America and its citizens first.
President Trump’s 2017 decision to pause travel and immigration to the United States from seven Middle East/North African countries was a reasonable policy action with a simple aim: no matter the circumstance on the world stage, the safety and needs of American citizens must come first.
- Voted for H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act, which immediately suspends the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States and requires the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence to create a program to certify each individual refugee is not a threat before any can be admitted in the future. (H.R. 4038, Roll Call 643, November 19, 2015)
- Cosponsored and voted for H. Res. 575 to establish the Select Committee on the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. (H. Res 575, Roll Call 207, May 8, 2014)
- Cosponsored and voted for H.R. 3662, the Iran Terror Finance Accountability Act, which blocks a President from offering sanctions relief until certifying a person or entity has not done business with a terrorist organization. (H.R. 3664, Roll Call 54, February 2, 2016)
- Voted against Obama’s Nuclear Deal with Iran.(H.R. 3461, Roll Call 493, September 11, 2015)
- Cosponsored and voted for H.R. 2297, the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, which imposed sanctions on Hizballah, a terrorist organization sponsored by Iran that has killed thousands of civilians and hundreds of Americans. This bill became law. (H.R. 2297, Roll Call 698, December 16, 2015)