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National Security

The most important duty of our federal government is to protect our national security. In this age of increased aggression from enemies such as China, Russia, and Iran, we must ensure that our armed forces have the best weapons, armor, and technology available.

South Mississippians are proud of our role in arming and training the men and women of our military. We must ensure that America's armed forces stay the strongest in the world. As your Congressman, I'm working to support our troops and invest in making our military effective and efficient.

Key National Security Votes:
  • Yea on H.R. 2670 (Passed House on 07.14.23) — Funds our military, including a 5% pay raise for servicemembers, while cutting far-left programs that hurt our military readiness
  • Yea on H.R. 1107 (Passed House on 03.27.23) — Prevents China from using developing nation status to manipulate international organizations and undermine America's economy
  • Yea on H.Res. 104 (Passed House on 02.09.23) — Condemns China's use of a spy balloon over the continental United States
  • Yea on H.R. 21 (Passed House on 01.27.23) — Requires the president to refill our strategic petroleum reserves with American oil
  • Yea on H.R. 22 (Passed House on 01.12.23) — Prevents the president from selling oil from our strategic petroleum reserves to China
  • Yea on H.Res. 11 (Passed House on 01.10.23) — Created a bipartisan committee to investigate China's efforts to undermine the United States
Key National Security Legislation:
  • Sponsored H.R. 4244 (Introduced on 06.21.23) — Supports student servicemembers by guaranteeing them readmission to college after short-term deployments
  • Cosponsored H.Res. 100 (Introduced on 02.07.23) — Condemns Iran's human rights violations and state-sponsored terrorism
  • Cosponsored H.R. 828 (Introduced on 02.06.23) — Reinstates military members who were discharged for refusing to take a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Cosponsored H.R. 558 (Introduced on 01.25.23) — Prevents hostile foreign nations from buying American land near sensitive sites such as military bases or defense contractors