One of the most important responsibilities of our government is to keep our nation safe. Since 9/11, America has made great strides in improving our safety. Despite this, we must remain vigilant. In my opinion our strong military, supported by robust defense spending, has already prevented many conflicts and has already paid its cost many times over. Disarming America to save money from a small part of the budget is a plan that we truly cannot afford. Defense is the core responsibility of our federal government and I will continue to advocate for a strong military that is able to confront whatever challenges might threaten our nation.
We must continue to support our troops. Our service men and women make our military the strongest in the world. They defend our nation and our way of life against those who would destroy our safety, freedom and values. Congress must give them our unwavering support to complete their mission as quickly and safely as possible.