Dear Mr. Stoda:
Thank you for contacting me regarding defense spending.
Our country now faces more threats coming from more directions than ever before and the number one priority for the federal government is to defend our country. I will continue to support efforts to provide the necessary funding and authorities for our military to defend the nation.
Like you, I remain concerned about the national debt and federal spending. At a time when our country faces a crippling deficit and debt, all spending must be prioritized. There is no room for government waste. We must continue to look into fraud and abuse, holding the government accountable for the decisions it makes.
I appreciate your insight and advocacy on this issue. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, I will continue efforts to scrutinize every dollar we appropriate.
Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook and Twitter about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.
United States Senator