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Homeland Security Dept. Selects Mississippi State University Proposal for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstration Range Facility
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The entire Mississippi congressional delegation today praised the selection of Mississippi as the potential host to produce of the next generation of trainer aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and the House of Representatives voted this afternoon to override President Obama’s veto on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA. This comes on the heels of the Senate’s vote to override earlier today, marking the first time that Congress has successfully overridden a veto during the Obama Administration.
“Since President Obama’s first address, Americans have been hoping that the seven years of promises for hope, change, and economic recovery were more than just rhetoric. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Tonight’s remarks were no different; a reiteration of failed policies that sounded more like a campaign speech than a State of the Union address.”
As a new year begins, the president is launching a new attack on the Second Amendment. He has completely missed the mark on this issue. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding American citizens to bear arms and defend their families, and it is unimaginable that the president would seek to infringe upon this right given to us by our founding fathers. It is puzzling and frightening to me that the president seems to be more concerned with restricting law-abiding Americans than he is with putting an end to fundamentalist Islamic terrorists.
We must act now and formulate a plan to wipe this radical terror group from the face of the earth before they have the capabilities to hit us here at home. There must continue to be a coalition of nations willing to take the fight to Islamic terrorists, wherever they may be found. Working with our allies and the countries in the region that are most affected by ISIS is certainly in everyone’s best interest, but it’s time for America to do the right thing: LEAD. Finally, we must stand by France. In the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives hangs a portrait of the French military officer Marquis de Lafayette, whose assistance was integral to the birth of our nation. If France is at war, the United States must be at war as well.
“As we celebrate this year’s Veterans Day, let us remember all those who have fought and lost their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. The men and women of our Armed Forces deserve our deepest gratitude every single day for their continued sacrifice, and I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that all our service members, our veterans, and their families have access to the care and benefits they deserve."
“This two-year bipartisan, bicameral, budget agreement secures long-term savings through structural entitlement reforms, protects the economy by avoiding a default on the national debt, and strengthens our national security and Armed Forces.”
"The NDAA reflects a bipartisan agreement to prioritize equipment and training for our all-volunteer force. It is a shame that the President has opted to put our military at risk with partisan politics rather than protect those who swear an oath to protect our country. This legislation fulfills the President’s own budget request and I urge President Obama to sign the NDAA into law.”
Instead of making the world less dangerous, this ‘deal’ emboldens Iran – the world’s largest sponsor of terror – by helping stabilize and legitimize its regime as it spreads even more violence and instability in the region. I believe that instead of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, this deal is likely to fuel a nuclear arms race around the world.