National Defense / Veterans
I believe the primary role of the federal government is to keep the United States safe from threats at home and abroad. After serving in the Mississippi National Guard for 30 years, I understand the sacrifice and commitment it takes to defend this great nation. I also understand that our responsibility to those who served does not end when a deployment is over or when a war ends. The Veterans Affairs (VA) scandal brought much needed attention to substandard medical care our veterans were receiving and much more needs to be done to ensure our veterans and their families have easy access to quality healthcare.