Fort Drum is the only installation in the nation that is powered entirely on site by renewable energy. I am proud to continue my support for this 100% energy independent system that creates jobs, conserves our local environment, enhances the base’s capabilities and protects our national security.
2018 Result: Increasing commerce with our Canadian neighbors is a top economic priority for our region. Pre-Clearance legislation that I sponsored and was signed into law helps build more economic ties while supporting travel, commerce, and tourism between our two nations. This legislation will also build integrated defense capabilities to maintain a secure Northern border. […]
2018 Result: We must continue to combat disinformation campaigns from foreign nation states and adversaries that can influence our campaigns and elections. I introduced legislation that increases transparency and strengthens requirements for foreign-owned media outlets based in the United States. I was proud to see this initiative become law.
I crossed party lines to make sure our Department of Homeland Security officials were paid on time. DHS funding is critical to our district because of the broad economic importance of our Canadian border.
I introduced bipartisan legislation to increase staffing and improve infrastructure at ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. These entry points are critical for our economy, tourism, and national security, and this legislation will make it safer and easier to travel throughout our region.
2014 Result: I was pleased to help pass the Bipartisan Budget Act in 2015, which suspended the sequester for two years. This agreement gave needed certainty to the budget process and stopped us from governing crisis to crisis. More importantly, the agreement included stable funding for the Department of Defense and Fort Drum, giving our […]