The cornerstone of U.S. security and the foundation for a peaceful future is a strong U.S. military. We can never take for granted the sacrifices of our servicemen and women. We must provide them with the best equipment, facilities, and support possible so they can continue to defend our freedoms.  Additionally, as our brave men and women leave military service, we must ensure they receive the health care, benefits, and recognition they have earned. Through my position on the Senate Appropriations Committee, I work to ensure our military and veterans are getting the support and resources they need to meet today’s security threats, modernize the force for the challenges of the future, and keep our nation’s promise to take care of our servicemembers and their families after service.