Sen. Rick Scott: We must reinvest in the military, our greatest asset
Op-Ed: Senator Rick Scott
May 8, 2019
Excerpts below; read the full op-ed in the Washington Examiner HERE.
America is blessed with the protection of the strongest military in the world. Our men and women in uniform are true heroes — they risk their lives every day to protect our freedoms and our way of life.
I campaigned on a plan to Make Washington Work. The dysfunction that marks our nation’s capital has many consequences, but a significantly weakened military is the most dangerous.
Our military superiority is never guaranteed, and we face new and mounting threats in an increasingly dangerous world. Russia and China, for example, continue to build up their militaries with a single goal in mind: dominate the world stage. To avoid a national security emergency, we must act now. That’s why, as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I’m fighting to match President Trump’s request of $750 billion in defense spending. I’m also working to secure $17 billion in disaster relief funding, which will help rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base following the devastation of Hurricane Michael.
I will never lose sight of one of the most important roles I have as a senator: to protect and serve the families of our nation. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I look forward to working closely with my colleagues to ensure we are adequately investing in America’s greatest asset — the men and women of our armed forces.