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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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December 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees yesterday released the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which included Collins’ amendment to protect religious liberty for all chaplains serving in our military.

October 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after President Trump announced the successful raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

July 12, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 2500, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

June 10, 2019
Press Release

GAINESVILLE—Last week, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) held a reception in Gainesville, Georgia to honor students from the 9th District who were accepted to the U.S. military service academies. This year, Collins appointed eleven students to the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S.

June 6, 2019
Press Release

GAINESVILLE—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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.”