Military and Defense

Our unequalled national defense is a beacon of freedom and liberty that is revered around the world. I am honored to bring my military experience to Congress as we draft and debate crucial legislation to set sound defense policy and provide our service members with the resources they need. Peace, prosperity and democracy at home and abroad are made possible by our continued investment in our national defense.

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March 28, 2021 Press Release
“It is well documented that the Chinese Communist Party sees our higher education institutions as an opportunity for espionage and a place to spread their communist propaganda, even going beyond Confucius Institutes and reaching university professors. While Florida is taking promising steps to curb this national security threat, Congress and the Biden Administration need to take decisive action to send a message to China that their communist mission is not welcome or acceptable in our education system.”
March 12, 2021 In The News

Republican lawmakers expressed concern over the Biden administration’s China policies when Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified before a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on March 10.

March 10, 2021 Press Release
“I’m concerned that the Biden Administration has begun to systematically undo President Trump’s policies confronting the Chinese Communist Party. In just a month, the Administration has repealed President Trump’s Executive Order preventing China, as well as Putin’s Russia, from accessing the U.S.’ power grid. They have also rejoined the WHO without getting a single reform out of the organization, refused to commit to keeping Huawei on the entities list, and even revoked rules preventing American investment in Chinese military companies.”
March 3, 2021 Press Release
“Huawei is one of the most powerful tools that the Chinese Communist Party can use for espionage and potential destruction against the United States. Keeping them on the banned entity list should be common sense – Commerce Secretary Raimondo’s refusal to commit to this simple step is both terrifying and dangerous. Our legislation takes this national security risk seriously and calls on our colleagues from Congress and the Administration to stand firm in our commitment to be tough on Communist China.”
January 19, 2021 Press Release
“As part of their ongoing efforts to spy on Americans, the Chinese Communist Party has been manipulating our student visa system to infiltrate our universities and steal our data. By closing this dangerous loophole in our immigration system, this legislation will thwart the CCP’s dire threats to our intellectual property, personal information and national security.”
January 13, 2021 In The News

On the first anniversary of the Trump-ordered strike against the Iranian Quds Force leader, defense experts say the administration's Iran deterrence measures will contain the regime in the vulnerable presidential transition period.

But Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube said it was the use of force to eliminate Qassem Soleimani a year ago that put America in a position of strength.

December 14, 2020 In The News

As if 2020 weren't already chaotic enough, it’s coming to a close with revelations of a federal tax investigation into President-elect Joe Biden's son and severed ties between a House Intelligence Committee and a Chinese spy.

November 19, 2020 Press Release
“As a veteran, I am honored to bring my military experience to the NDAA conference in our work to set sound defense policy and provide our servicemembers with the resources they need. Without a strong national defense, the United States ceases to remain the beacon of freedom and liberty that is revered around the world. I look forward to fulfilling this commitment on behalf of Florida and our Armed Forces.”
November 18, 2020 Press Release
“From using apps like TikTok to bankrolling Communist agents’ visa applications, it is clear that the Chinese Communist Party poses a dire threat to our intellectual property, personal information, and national security. While my Democrat colleagues fail to address the national security risk from those entering our country with malicious intentions, I am committed to holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable and blocking their espionage tactics.”
October 19, 2020 Press Release
“These students all impressed me with their academics and character. These are some of the best students to represent our district, and it is my honor to nominate them for their preferred military service academies. I wish them the best of luck as they move forward in the selection process."