Defending Our Nation


Our military needs at least 3-5% real growth annually in order to rebuild from years of inadequate funding and to ensure we can compete with Russia and the Chinese Communist Party, which is responsible for the spread of the devastating coronavirus pandemic our nation faces today. It is critical that we identify the threats our nation currently faces AND counter them with a strong defense.

While some in Washington would rather appease our adversaries by entering into disastrous agreements with them such as the Iran nuclear deal, Liz has prioritized defending freedom and advancing American interests. Too many have become quick to blame America first for other nations’ belligerent behavior. We have seen them try time and again to hamstring the ability to protect our nation.  This is unacceptable.

Since coming to Congress, Liz has helped secure the passage of several National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA’s) that ensure that our brave men and women in uniform have the resources they need to keep us safe. These NDAA’s contained pay raises for our troops, support for our military families, and many other measures that are critical to the national defense of our nation and that would have a direct impact on Wyoming, such as full funding for our ICBMs. Rebuilding our military is critical to American security.

 

What Liz Has Done:

Passed FY2021 NDAA Amendment: A measure that extends and modernizes reporting on Chinese Communist military companies operating in the United States, and ensures that the reporting is made public.

Passed FY2021 NDAA Amendment: A measure that aims to reduce our nation’s reliance on China for critical rare earth materials.

Passed FY2021 NDAA Amendment: Request for a briefing on joint operational concepts that assesses how the Joint Force would perform against China in a conflict in the Western Pacific.

Passed FY2020 NDAA Amendment: Struck a provision of the bill requiring another unnecessary study of the GBSD program that would likely slow down the program.

Cosponsored the Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative, which directs the Secretary of Defense to strengthen the United States commitment to the security of the Indo-Pacific region and to increase military readiness to defend the homeland and underwrite United States national interests, and other purposes.

Cosponsored Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019, which authorizes assistance and weapons transfers to Israel and extends defense cooperation with Jordan. It establishes additional sanctions related to the conflict in Syria, and allows states to divest from entities boycotting Israel.

Opposed numerous Democrat efforts to tie the President’s hands against Iran.