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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 Votes:
  • Yes on the National Defense Authorization Act, which funds our military, including a 5% pay raise for servicemembers, while cutting far-left programs that hurt military readiness.
  • No on the Ukraine Security Assistance and Oversight Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would allocate $300 million in funds for Ukraine without sufficient oversight.
  • Yes on the Fight CRIME Act*, which would sanction Iran's missile program.
  • Yes on House Resolution 771/strong>*, which reaffirmed Israel's right to self-defense and condemned Hamas's war against Israel.
  • Yes on the UAS Act*, which would prevent the Department of Homeland Security from purchasing and using Chinese drones.
  • Yes on the SHIP Act*, which would require the President to sanction foreign nationals who sell Iranian petroleum and petroleum products.
  • Yes on Establishing the Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party, which investigates China's efforts to undermine the United States.

*Cosponsored by Congressman Ezell


Other Key Legislation:
  • Sponsor of the SERVE Act, which would support student servicemembers by guaranteeing them readmission to college after short-term deployments.
  • Cosponsor of the TROOP Act, which would reinstate military members who were discharged for refusing to take a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Cosponsor of H.R. 558, which would prevent hostile foreign nations from buying American land near sensitive sites such as military bases or defense contractors.