It only took one year for President Biden to deliver humiliation in Afghanistan and enable war in Eastern Europe. This is because President Biden is the weakest and most incompetent Commander in Chief in modern American history. Here are some of the key actions I’ve taken on foreign policy as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the 117th Congress to promote a strong national defense and sound foreign policy to protect America as well as secure our interests abroad:
- Warned against the withdrawal from Afghanistan, especially the abandonment on Bagram Air Base. I was the first member of Congress to call for the resignation of the President’s National Security Team because of the botched withdrawal. Thirteen American military service members were killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan in part because President Biden’s Administration failed to plan an orderly withdrawal.
- Introduced the IMF Afghan Recognition Assurance Act, permanently cutting off Taliban access to resources from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- I supported the Afghanistan Withdrawal Oversight and Liability (AWOL Act) requiring the Administration to submit a report to Congress on all the military equipment left behind to the Taliban.
- Introduced the Iran Nuclear Deal Advise and Consent Act of 2021 to create roadblocks for the Biden Administration in their inexplicable pursuit to rejoin the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal. This bill would require the Biden Administration to submit any agreement between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons to Congress as a treaty. Since even Democrats like Chuck Schumer opposed the Iran Deal in Congress back in 2015, I am hopeful that this would be an effective death-nil to the agreement should it ever see the light of day.
- I support the Maximum Pressure Act, legislation to reimpose Trump-era sanctions on Iran. These sanctions were effective and cut Iranian militia fighters’ salaries in half.
- Continue to support funding for the Iron Dome to protect our ally Israel amid numerous attempts by Congressional Democrats to strip funding for the Dome out of the federal budget.
- I supported the Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act to impose tough sanctions on Russia to deter an invasion of Ukraine. The NYET Act sanctions included reimposing sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline pre-invasion. Unfortunately, President Biden refused to impose sanctions on Russia pre-invasion, a critical error that showed weakness and invited Russian aggression.
- Following the invasion of Ukraine, I voted to ban imports of Russian oil and gas to the United States. I also introduced the No Energy Revenues for Russian Hostilities Act to close a loophole in U.S. sanctions permitting banks and financial institutions to process transactions involving Russian energy to other countries.
- The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses the greatest military, economic, political and technological threat to the United States in a generation.
- To address the economic and military threat, I introduced the Chinese Military and Surveillance Company Sanction Act of 2021. My proposal requires the President to sanction CCP military companies included on the U.S. Department of Defense’s annual listing and other Chinese military and surveillance companies that pose a risk to U.S. national security.
- In response to the CCP’s support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, I introduced the Assessing Xi’s Interference and Subversion (AXIS) Act. My bill requires the State Department to submit an initial report within 30 days of the bill’s enactment and every 90 days thereafter on the CCP’s support for Russia. We know that the CCP purchased a major contract from a Russian gas company shortly after the invasion and released a joint statement with the Kremlin saying their partnership had “no limits.” The AXIS Act recently passed the House of Representatives.