Defense

The most important responsibility of the federal government is to ensure the safety and security of all Americans. To do that, we must provide our military with the resources they need to defend our values at home and abroad. Prior to coming to Congress, I served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps and deployed to Iraq, where I prosecuted terrorists in Iraqi Court. I know firsthand the importance of taking the fight to ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations and investing in our military to maintain our competitive edge against nations who wish to do us harm.

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April 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) joined with Congresswoman Ann Kuster (NH-02) to introduce the Simulation and Innovation Machine for Up-Leveling the American Technology Economy (SIMULATE) Act. This legislation authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a nationwide training and certification program in simulation technology.

 

March 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, PA – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) joined with U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey and Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) to announce the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is renaming a wing of the Training Center (TRACEN) Petaluma schoolhouse as the Arnold D. Palmer Professional Annex.

 

March 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) reintroduced the Promoting US International Leadership in 5G Act. The bill provides increased cooperation between the U.S. and our allies to identify and counter security risks posed by Chinese Communist Party-linked companies in 5G.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) recently joined with Congressmen G.T. Thompson (PA-15), Tim Ryan (OH-13), and David Trone (MD-06) to reintroduce the Improving College Affordability for Our Guard and Reserve Act. This bipartisan legislation will provide more educational opportunities for our nation’s National Guardsmen and reserve personnel by allowing them to claim independent student status when applying for federal student aid.

 

February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) introduced the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act, sponsored by Senator Rick Scott (FL) in the Senate, to protect Taiwan from Communist China’s growing aggression. The Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act further reinforces the U.S.-Taiwan relationship and strengthens Taiwan’s ability to resist Communist China’s aggressive policies and military actions.

February 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) announced on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton” that he recently introduced the Defund EcoHealth Alliance Act (H.R. 591).

November 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res. 1062, a bipartisan resolution introduced by Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) and Colin Allred (TX-32) recognizing the importance of the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship. Reschenthaler is a veteran of the Iraq War, where he prosecuted nearly 100 terrorists and successfully defended a Navy SEAL falsely accused of mishandling the Butcher of Fallujah.

 

September 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (TX-10), and Congressman Denver Riggleman (VA-5) introduced the Protecting National Security in Financial Investments Act (H.R. 8407). This legislation allows for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require disclosure of investments made to foreign companies that threaten U.S. national security and foreign policy goals.

September 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), Congressman David Trone (MD-6), and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6) introduced the Academic Research Protection Act (H.R. 8346), bipartisan legislation which protects federally-funded research from foreign threats such as China, Russia, and Iran.

 

July 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved two pieces of legislation introduced by Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), H. Res. 1062 and H.R. 7805, with unanimous support.  H. Res. 1062 is a bipartisan resolution expressing support for the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship while H.R. 7805, the Stop Predatory Organ Trafficking Act, seeks to end global organ trafficking. Both bills now await action on the House floor.