Irresponsibly cutting defense spending is a national security risk that won’t solve our budget crisis. We must cut spending and balance our budget with long-term solutions—not on the backs of our service members and defense community. Matt will always stand up for our military community, and opposes any automatic cuts to defense spending that would jeopardize our national security and damage the Northwest Florida economy.

In 2018, Matt secured a $41.9 million authorization to fund military test ranges, including our local Gulf Test Range. This allocation will not only ensure that the U.S. has the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, but also keeps great paying jobs in our community. Keeping the American people safe at home and abroad is the Federal government’s most important duty. Matt knows that a well-trained and fully-funded military is critical in ensuring our national security and fighting terrorism. We must project global strength and send our enemies a clear message that we will not tolerate any acts that threaten our safety and security.

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