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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 14, 2018
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May 8, 2018
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"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
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“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.”
April 5, 2018
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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
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"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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