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.
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Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement today following the announcement that Speaker Paul Ryan (WI) will not be seeking reelection this year:
Campton Hills, IL – U.S. Representatives Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Peter Roskam (IL-06) invite all students, parents, teachers and school officials from the 14th and 6th Congressional Districts who are interested in learning more about our nation’s service academies to attend Service Academy Day on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Charles East High School in St. Charles, Illinois.
Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Michael Capuano (D-MA), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) led a bipartisan letter calling on President Trump and the State Department to develop and implement a U.S. policy that holds Sudan accountable for their corruption and human rights abuses.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) supported House passage today of H.R. 1625, the omnibus appropriations legislation to fund the government. The House passed all 12 spending bills last year.
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) issued a statement following the Department of Treasury’s announced sanctions against entities and individuals connected to Russian cyber-attacks on the United States and its allies: