National Security and Foreign Policy
As a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, Congressman Suozzi believes in a strong national defense and is dedicated to America’s national security, human rights, and the rule of law.
Government corruption is a destabilizing force in the world. That is why Congressman Suozzi believes strongly in advancing anti-corruption efforts, with a particular focus on Russia. Vladimir Putin represents a threat to national security and global stability and is using non-traditional means of hybrid warfare to achieve his objective to undermine democracy and international institutions. Putin’s methods rely on a lack of transparency to advance his interests and bully his critics into submission. In order to combat Putin’s nefarious actions, the Congressman introduced the bipartisan HR 2820 – Fight Russian Corruption Act which will shed a light on Putin’s corrupt and destabilizing tactics.
The Congressman meets regularly with Secretary of Defense Mattis, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and other senior members of the military and Department of Defense, to discuss the nation’s defense and supporting the warfighter. He has traveled to Afghanistan, Korea, and other countries to meet with troops and receive briefings from commanders on the ground.
A nation’s first responsibility is to protect its citizens. As a member of these committees, the Congressman believes we need both a strong military and a State Department, to advance our national security interests. Deterrence, coupled with diplomacy, is necessary for a sustained peace.
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