Become an original cosponsor of the Maritime Security Accountability Act

Please join me in advancing U.S. maritime security and ensuring our freedom of navigation efforts are held accountable to U.S. national security interests.  In recent years some of the biggest assaults on the freedom of the seas have gone unanswered by the
Executive branch, specifically by the Defense Department’s Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs), jeopardizing our maritime security. Equally as alarming, Congress and the American people have no formal channel to learn which threats go unanswered by the
FONOPs, and have been forced to rely on leaks and news reports. This is why I will be introducing
the Maritime Security Accountability Act to make more information about FONOPs available to Congress and to help ensure a robust response to the most serious threats to our maritime security.

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IT IS TIME FOR CONGRESS TO DO ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for nearly 16 years, and it is now the longest war in American history. Between Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, we have lost over 2,250 American service members, with another 22,200
wounded. Earlier this month, Sgt. Eric M Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays, and Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge became the latest tragic casualties of this conflict.

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Cosponsor HR 2924 to create the National Russian Threat Response Center

Please join me in co-sponsoring
H.R. 2924 to establish the National Russian Threat Response Center. Russia poses a multi-faceted threat to the United States and its allies. Politically, it has interfered in recent democratic elections in France, Germany, and the United States.

Recent reports indicate that Russian hackers targeted voting systems in 39 states. Russia also has taken a number of actions against European states; in Ukraine alone it has occupied territory in Crimea, shut down Kiev’s electrical grid, and currently is
supporting armed conflict in the Donbass. Furthermore, many Russian kleptocrats take advantage of western financial institutions to preserve their plunder and avoid sanctions.

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It’s Time to Respond To Russia: Cosponsor H.R. 2924

Please join me in co-sponsoring
H.R. 2924 to establish the National Russian Threat Response Center. Russia poses a multi-faceted threat to the United States and its allies. Politically, it has interfered in recent democratic elections in France, Germany, and the United States. Russia
also has taken a number of actions against European states; in Ukraine alone it has occupied territory in Crimea, shut down Kiev’s electrical grid, and currently is supporting armed conflict in the Donbass. Furthermore, many Russian kleptocrats take advantage
of western financial institutions to preserve their plunder and avoid sanctions.

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