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Defense & National Security

Congress has a responsibility to ensure the safety of the United States and to protect our interests at home and abroad. As an active member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, I understand how imperative it is that we maintain the national security of the United States. We must equip our nation’s armed forces with the resources they need to keep Americans safe.

For this reason, I have consistently supported the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to provide for the training, tools, and benefits that make our troops the most effective in the world. The NDAA that the House passed for fiscal year 2018 provided a 2.4% pay raise for our troops—the largest in eight years—and moved to strengthen key pieces of America’s military strategy, defense posture, and troop readiness. 

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January 16, 2018
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“Emmi Schakat and Jack Haller have made their dedication to service clear, and I’m proud of their commitment to protecting our nation. These students have excelled across the board, and I look forward to seeing their careers unfold at West Point and the Naval Academy Preparatory School.”
December 12, 2017
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The NDAA included language authored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) to require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to update their MAC pricing lists every seven days so that those lists reflect market prices accurately.
December 5, 2017
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"By addressing them directly, a second special counsel could strengthen the DOJ’s credibility, reestablishing its reputation as a non-partisan agent of justice."
November 28, 2017
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October 10, 2017
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The University of North Georgia and other senior military colleges focus on training leaders who specialize in protecting Americans within the increasingly complex cyber domain.
July 27, 2017
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The Make America Secure Appropriations Act includes a 2.4% raise for military members, increases funding levels for the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides $1.57 billion in funding for a border wall.
July 14, 2017
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The National Defense Authorization Act funds the continued fight against ISIS and other terrorist organizations and invests in ballistic missile defense systems to defend the homeland, U.S. territories, and allies against North Korean threats.
December 2, 2016
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Today Congressman Doug Collins helped the House of Representatives pass the FY17 NDAA Conference Report by an overwhelming margin of 375-34.
September 23, 2016
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Congressman Collins appeared on CNN to speak about the situation unfolding in Charlotte, N.C.
July 13, 2016
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The House Judiciary Committee establishes a working group to examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and other concerns relating to public safety.