Providing for the Common Defense

Providing for the common defense is more than just a promise to our nation and military. It is a responsibility Congress has been entrusted with by the U.S. Constitution. Our military represents the nation’s strength around the globe. To continue as the world power and force of good that we are known for, we must do more than simply provide for the common defense: we must provide those who defend our Constitution with the tools they require to succeed.

Our last president left our military in disrepair. After more than five years of steady cuts to the defense budget while our armed forces stayed in steady combat, our military has operated on the bare minimum for far too long.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) aims to bring back the strong dominance of our military. If we are going to send our troops around the world to wage our wars and fight our battles, we must give them the resources they need to be victorious and return home safely to their loved ones.

 

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