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.