Rep. Liz Cheney: “Lessons of the past” support increased defense spending

Mr. Speaker, in closing, I want to read something that Ronald Reagan said back in 1982 on an issue when they were having similar issues and debates and discussions about defense spending.

He said: “Now, I realize that many well-meaning people deplore the expenditure of huge sums of money for military purposes at a time of economic hardship. Continue reading Rep. Liz Cheney: “Lessons of the past” support increased defense spending

Rep. Jim Banks: Size of US armed forces at historic lows

Consider that two-thirds of our Army are not ready to deploy. Our Navy is smaller than it has been in 99 years, and our Air Force is the smallest ever and losing pilots at an alarming rate. These are not the marks of a ready force, and the work to rebuild must begin right now.

—Rep. Jim Banks (R–IN)

House Floor, June 13, 2017

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Sen. Rand Paul: Selling arms to create jobs? Eisenhower warned about this

Rand PaulThere is probably no greater purveyor of hatred for Christianity and Judaism than Saudi Arabia. We should not be giving them weapons.

Some will argue that it is a jobs program. Well, isn’t that swell. We are going to give money to people who behead you and crucify you to create jobs. That should never be the way we make a decision about arms sales in our country.
A famous Republican and general, General Dwight Eisenhower, Continue reading Sen. Rand Paul: Selling arms to create jobs? Eisenhower warned about this

Rep. Jim Costa: Marshall Plan, NATO helped create longest peacetime period in Europe in over 1,000 years

Jim CostaThis is the longest peacetime period in Europe in over 1,000 years, which is really remarkable, and we should not take it for granted. It is our responsibility in Congress and in the White House to ensure that global order secured by NATO is strengthened, not damaged.

—Rep. Jim Costa (D–CA)

Marshall Plan, House Floor, June 8, 2017

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