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In our increasingly dangerous world, I believe in peace through strength.  To ensure the security of our nation, we must protect our borders and support a robust military, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement. 

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August 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8), Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2), Rep. Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-5), Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-2), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2), Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9), and Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-3) released the following statement after news reports indicated a Russian vehicle intentionally rammed a coalition vehicle and injured U.S. troops in Syria:

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, commonly known as the NDAA.

 

“One of Congress’ core duties is providing for the common defense. The NDAA is of great importance to our national security and I am pleased that for the 60th year the House passed this important bill that supports our military and our nation.

 

July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Committee advanced the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, commonly known as the NDAA.

 

“One of Congress’ core duties is providing for the common defense. The NDAA is of great importance to our national security and I am pleased that for the 60th year the House Armed Services Committee advanced a bill that supports our military and our nation.

 

May 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement on the United States Strategic Approach to the People's Republic of China report recently released by the White House. This report was required by the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act. 

 

January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement opposing the Iran War Powers resolution:

 

“President Trump’s strike against Qassem Soleimani was tactically sound and well within his powers as Commander in Chief. Today’s resolution will undermine the ability of the President and U.S. Armed Forces to respond to dynamic and credible threats to our service members in the Middle East and is yet another politically expedient Democrat attack against President Trump.

 

January 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon on the death of Qassem Soleimani:

 

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, commonly known as the NDAA:

 

July 19, 2019 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after spending the day visiting the Southern Border with other members of the Problem Solvers Caucus. The facilities the Caucus members visited included points of entry, a border patrol station, a family unit detention facility, an unaccompanied minor care facility, and a centralized processing center. Caucus members also visited the physical U.S.-Mexican border and participated in briefings and discussions with experts on the ground.  

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act, commonly known as the NDAA.

 

“While this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has some positive aspects like improving the military acquisition system, continuing oversight over weapons systems and military operations, strengthening the response to PFOS/PFOA, and more, overall the bill does not do nearly enough to protect the United States’ security in the world.

 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following after voting in favor of the bipartisan Senate Amendment to H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act.