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.