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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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May 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after signing a discharge petition to bring anti-Boycott, Sanction, and Divestment (BDS) legislation to the House floor. This petition will force the House to consider H.R. 336, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.

March 21, 2019
Press Release

ATLANTA—U.S. Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.), U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), and Governor Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) today joined Vice President Mike Pence at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Atlanta Field Office to receive a briefing about the work of local ICE agents and the broader mission of border security. 

February 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration:

February 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

September 7, 2018
Statement
"State and local leaders who refuse to cooperate with federal law enforcement or keep criminals behind bars make innocent Georgians more vulnerable. When other states look to Atlanta, they should see a city anchored to promoting the welfare of its citizens, not eroding public safety.”
August 6, 2018
Press Release
“Americans’ right to freedom of conscience is Constitutional and non-negotiable. . . . Unfortunately, Chaplain Scott Squires is being subjected to a meandering investigation that could set a precedent for stripping all chaplains of their fundamental legal protections.”
May 17, 2018
Press Release
“Cole is an outstanding athlete and dedicated student, and I look forward to seeing him excel at West Point Prep.”
May 14, 2018
Press Release
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) congratulates Avero L’Conde “A.J.” Howard of Toccoa, Ga. and Owen Brown of Commerce, Ga. Both have excelled as students at the U.S. Military Preparatory School and been admitted to West Point as part of the class of 2022.
May 8, 2018
Statement
"I support President Trump's decision to withdraw from the folly that is the Iran Deal. I've had grave concerns with the deal from the beginning, and I’ve long said that a nation that promotes terror internationally and against its own people has no business increasing its nuclear capabilities."
May 8, 2018
Press Release
“Jarard has made his dedication to the Navy and to our country evident, and I’m confident that his career at the Naval Academy will be marked by success.”