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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September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) voted for H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This bipartisan bill ensures our military is well-equipped to counter foreign threats, provides a 2.7 percent pay raise for our troops, and boosts total defense funding by nearly $25 billion over President Biden’s budget request, a 5 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2021.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to include an amendment authored by Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) prohibiting federal funding to EcoHealth Alliance, an organization that funneled taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4350).

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) opposed House Democrats’ partisan government funding bills, H.R. 4502, H.R. 4373, and H.R. 4346.

 

“Instead of working to craft bipartisan, commonsense bills to fund the federal government, Democrats again chose to play politics and push through unrealistic and reckless funding measures that have no chance of becoming law,” said Reschenthaler.

 

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) led a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin requesting the Department of Defense (DOD) list Purple Heart (PH) recipients on their valor awards website. The DOD created this website to honor servicemembers awarded distinguished military medals and reduce the number of incidents of those fraudulently claiming to have received certain awards of valor.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) offered an amendment on the House floor to move legislation supporting our police officers during National Police Week. House Democrats blocked this measure and chose to not move a single bill in support of law enforcement.

 

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.