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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April 5, 2018
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“Gavyn’s discipline in the classroom and on the field will enable him to serve our country well as part of the U.S. Army, and I’m proud Northeast Georgia continues to produce the gifted young people that the military academies are looking for.”
March 26, 2018
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“President Trump's signature has cemented the legacy of a northeast Georgia hero who gave his life defending our nation. The Zack T. Addington Post Office will remind this community of our shared values and gratitude to American service members.”
March 22, 2018
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"Supporting our military means funding troops and the resources they need to protect American lives, and this bill delivers pay raises to service members while strengthening our military's capabilities and battle readiness."
March 21, 2018
"The CLOUD Act frames a path for guarding the privacy of American data while enabling law enforcement to combat crime and terrorism in the digital age, and I welcome the inclusion of this thoughtful solution in a bill that also brings crucial funding to our troops."
February 28, 2018
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Rep. Doug Collins has congratulated Buford High School’s Audrey Weiner on her acceptance into a United States military academy.
February 12, 2018
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Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) nominated Loretta Strickland and Michael Herrington for admission to U.S. military academies and is celebrating good news for both northeast Georgia students.
February 6, 2018
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"The CLOUD Act paves the way for the U.S. to forge bilateral agreements establishing frameworks for fighting crime and terrorism and for guarding information stored electronically."
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
Press Release
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
"By addressing them directly, a second special counsel could strengthen the DOJ’s credibility, reestablishing its reputation as a non-partisan agent of justice."