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On Thursday, Congressman Jim Bridenstine and I introduced complementary legislation, S. 2170 and H.R. 4286, to empower the private sector to create good-paying, American jobs and spur economic growth by harnessing our nation...
I joined with colleagues Thursday in sending a letter to President Obama, calling for sanctions on the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport. The letter outlines the egregious human rights violations that Rosoboronexport has...
Washington - Congressman Mike Rogers (AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Congressman Joe Heck, Chairman, House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, and...
The Ukrainian people—like all people across the globe—deserve to choose their own government, and determine their own future. Russia’s escalating intervention in Ukraine is an insult to Ukraine’s sovereignty and to the...
Vladimir Putin invaded Georgia. Now, the Russian bear is after Ukraine.Ukraine is almost totally dependent on Russia for energy. Russian imperialism has proven that it is willing to use gas as a political and economic weapon...
The people of Ukraine need to know that the free world stands with them as they protest the actions of President Viktor Yanukovych designed to destroy their constitutional rights and drive their country into the sphere of...
Today, as Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I joined my colleagues Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Joe Heck in sending a letter to the Administration...
I sent a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to include bioweapons in the negotiations on disarming the Assad regime of chemical weapons. Read the letter below:Dear Secretary Kerry,As you conduct...
The Russian government’s fingerprints are apparent on the recent decision by the government of Kyrgyzstan to “denounce” a pre-existing agreement with the U.S. military to use the Manas Transit Center, an airbase vital to U.S...
Recently, a friend of mine was arguing with me that atheism should be embarrassed because "no one has ever been murdered in the name of atheism." It was explained that the greatest violence in world history was due to...
Today, I issued the following statement on H.R. 4278, the Ukraine Support Act, which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. This legislation includes both sanctions against Russia and support measures for...
The Napoleon of Siberia, Putin, controls Ukraine and other European countries by holding their energy needs hostage. Russia uses gas as a political and economic weapon to manipulate its neighbors.This does not have to be,...
Sometimes it takes a sudden, flagrant breach of the international order to dispel a president’s naïveté about a foreign adversary. The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had that effect on President Carter. One can only...
"We eat all we can and we sell the rest.'' That is the slogan for the Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, that makes the best ice cream in the world. With the U.S. overabundance of natural gas, especially in Texas, that...
The situation unfolding in Ukraine right now is a harsh lesson that no matter how great the victory, we must never rest on our laurels. After the United States won the Cold War and the Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1991,...
Thank you, it is a pleasure to get back to Heritage to be with so many friends and to have the opportunity to discuss an issue with such pressing importance, which is namely the growing influence that Russia is having in the...
Team Obama will try to present the Russian proposal to get the Syrians to give up their chemical weapons as a brilliant maneuver by Obama as part of a longer term strategy, but the reality is Obama got check mated by Putin...
Just in case you missed it, Barack Obama has discovered that Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville are off the Gulf Coast. So from the President, who once traveled our 57 states during the 2008 elections and noted that...
As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, I slammed President Barack Obama’s call in Berlin, Germany today for a unilateral reduction to the U.S. nuclear deterrent:President Obama...
My name is John Griffing. I'm an average patriotic American citizen, and I’m alarmed. I’m alarmed at the speed with which our country is giving away its precious freedoms, and I’m alarmed at the role our own president has...

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