National Security and Foreign Policy
The most important duty of the United States Congress is to protect the American people. To do so, we must maintain a well-trained military, deploy our men and women in uniform only when absolutely necessary, and preserve our civil liberties and freedom. I am fighting to restore the constitutional authority of Congress to declare war.
During a time of global instability and unrest, the United States must remain a steadfast force for peace and democracy in the world. As a member of the United States delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly, preserving our alliances is one of my highest priorities. As Vice-Chair of the Economics and Security Committee, I am working with my colleagues across the alliance to make our economies more resilient.
One of our most important tools for fostering peace is our diplomatic corps. During the 113th and 114th Congress, I served on the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi, where I prioritized preventing future attacks on our diplomatic corps over partisan politics.
I remain a strong supporter of Armenia and have worked hard in Congress to push the administration and international leaders to bring a lasting peace to the region. I will continue to fight for the right of the people of Artsakh to determine their own future. I am also deeply concerned that there are still those who refuse to acknowledge the atrocities that occurred in 1915. Their denial is disrespectful to the 1.5 million Armenians who died and to those who risked their lives to escape the violence. As a consistent proponent of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, I was proud to fight for and help secure its passage after decades of denial.
I am a proud supporter of Israel and its security. As the only true democracy in the Middle East, the United States and Israel share so much in common and I will continue to fight to ensure our alliance with Israel remains one of our most important relationships.