House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding today’s rollout of the House’s national security agenda, “A Better Way to Keep Us Safe and Free.”
“The safety of the American people is the chief role of the federal government,” said McMorris Rodgers. “With growing threats to our national security, it is vital that we remain capable of protecting our families, communities, and other freedoms. President Obama has largely withdrawn American leadership in the world and destructive forces have filled the void, creating humanitarian crises not see since WWII and leaving Americans more at risk today than at any time since 9/11. I applaud the great work of the Task Force on National Security, and I am grateful for our committee chairmen’s leadership on bringing the American people’s priorities to the forefront. Our national security agenda proposes a military and foreign policy that renews the federal government’s commitment to protecting the American people and defending our interests. The plan also recognizes the importance of veterans receiving the same quality of care as every other patient in America, putting them in charge of their health care and providing them real choices about how and where they receive that care, including outside the VA.”
Note: Led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Homeland Security Committee Vice Chair Candice Miller (R-MI), Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), and Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), the Task Force on National Security unveiled the agenda aimed at a better way to keep us safe and free. Click here to learn more.