As a Member of Congress, I will support policies that preserve the United States’s positive influence and leadership in bilateral and multilateral relations with our allies, in addressing challenges with our adversaries, and in setting international policies in global forums. Our goal in foreign policy must always be to keep America safe today, as well as work to craft a sustainable, forward-looking policy that can ensure our security and prosperity for years to come.
Such policy includes sensible defense spending that recognizes the changing realities of warfare and international relations.
As the international system continues to evolve from the bi-polar world of the last half-century to one of multiple influential powers, the US must also continue to combine a strategic defense policy with diplomacy and development. At the same time, we must focus on sustaining and enhancing our economic power, as stability at home will translate into continued influence and investment overseas.
I will support legislation that supports Israel – an important ally in the rapidly-changing Middle East – and seek the conditions that will allow her and her Arab neighbors, including the Palestinians, to pursue and achieve real, lasting peace. You can learn more about my position on peace and security for Israel here.
For many residents of the Tenth District, however, concern for Greece is not just about foreign policy, it’s about friends, family, and heritage. As a member of Congress, I will be a leading voice promoting a strong partnership between the United States, Greece and our other European allies. You can learn more about my position on issues effecting the Greek community here.