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I see my mission in Congress the same way I saw it in the military: keeping Americans safe.  That’s why I’ve made community safety, health and strength top priorities during my time in Congress.  That means equipping our local law enforcement with the support they need to fight crime, prevent terrorism, reduce violence, stop domestic violence, prevent opioid overdose and much more.  I strongly oppose radical efforts to defund the police. 

I’ve also voted to increase funding for school security, secured more than $6 billion to combat the opioid epidemic, supported commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence, passed several new laws to prevent sex trafficking, and increased support for survivors of domestic violence and other sexual abuse.  When a veteran in our community came to me after she was raped by her instructor in the military, I was honored to help advance her case to the Supreme Court where she finally received the justice she was owed!

In addition to improving community safety, strong communities rely on having excellent educational opportunities available to all.  I believe Washington, D.C. should not be mandating curriculum for states.  Instead, each state should be a laboratory for innovation so states compete with each other for the best results.  School choice is a very important issue for me, and I will continue advocating for dollars to follow students so parents can decide which school is best for their children.

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