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Today the House of Representatives considered and passed by unanimous consent H. Res. 813, "Expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizing and strongly supporting its right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism."
My thoughts and my support are with Israel as they endure the ongoing rocket terror attacks. Israel is the strongest ally that the United States has in the Middle East. Israel wants peace but cannot suffer these attacks against its innocent civilians without reply.
The budget-gutting policies of “sequestration” — an across-the-board cut of a $55 billion a year for 10 years to our defense budget — pose a serious threat to our national security. They represent a haphazard and thoughtless approach to cut...
ting the national budget that was designed to force action, not to be actual policy. These cuts come at a time when increasingly complex and dangerous global threats are on the rise and our ability to respond to them is already being diminished.