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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Defense and Foreign Affairs

A strong national defense is vital to the security of the United States. I am working to ensure that our military is well-equipped to confront the challenges of the 21st century. I am committed to the well-being of our men and women in uniform and will make certain they have the necessary resources both to defend our nation and take care of their families.

I believe that in order for the U.S. to maintain its position in the world as a military and economic powerhouse we must have foreign policies premised on respect for the rule of law, religious freedom and individual liberty.  We must continue to forge relationships built on trust, common goals and understanding with nations across the globe. Our country must continue to keep markets open and open new markets overseas for American manufacturers and innovators, while also being mindful of the positive and sometimes negatives impact on local communities. I strongly believe we must preserve the safety and security of Israel as a cornerstone toward peace in the Middle East. 

I supported H.R. 1960, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 14 because national defense is a core responsibility of government. Proper funding of our military is vital to the security of the country. One of the most important functions of the NDAA is to ensure that our servicemen and women and their families are taken care of at home and abroad. The well-being of our men and women in uniform should always be our first concern.  The FY14 NDAA provides a pay increase to all active duty service members and ensures that health care benefits are protected without increasing fees. Additionally, the FY 14 NDAA takes meaningful steps to address sexual assault in our military and confronts the security challenges we are facing in Afghanistan and Syria. Learn more about my support for our veterans and their families.

More on Defense and Foreign Affairs

Feb 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement:

Feb 15, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today delivered a statement on the House floor demanding Chinese authorities stop their unjust detention and inhumane treatment of political prisoner Zhu Yufu, and support fundamental human

Feb 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has been named Co-Chairman of the prestigious bi-partisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, charged with promoting, defending and advocating for international human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments. The Commission is chaired by two members of the House of Representatives who are appointed by the Speaker of the House and the Minority Leader. Rep.

Jan 30, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released a statement regarding President Trump’s executive order, Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States:

Jan 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), along with Helsinki Commission Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), Robert Pittenger (R-NC-09), Alex Mooney (R-WV-02), Brett Guthrie (R-KY-02) and Tim Walberg (MI-07), today reintroduced legislation pushing nations to clamp down on the demand for commercial sex within their borders, a major factor contributing to the prevalence of sex slavery. Rep. Hultgren delivered a floor statement in support of the bill, H.R. 466, the Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act.