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Florida plays an integral role keeping Americans safe, and I’m proud to represent our state on the House Armed Services Committee. As a Green Beret and former Pentagon and White House advisor, I know firsthand the challenges facing our men and women in uniform as well as what is required to complete the mission.

A strong military protects the interests of our nation at home and abroad and relies heavily on Congressional support and American innovation. As threats grow around the globe, we have a duty to ensure our service members have the resources to meet these challenges and keep America safe.  It is essential for Congress to honor its commitments to military personnel, and their families, so these critical missions are carried out safely and successfully.