Putting America First is my guiding principle in Congress. This week, we made some progress on that front, despite the best efforts of Joe Biden and his flunkies. 

We voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for refusing to hand over the tape of Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur. The White House has already admitted they edited these transcripts to remove “ums” and “uhs.” 

If these edits are as innocuous as they claim, then why is the attorney general of the United States willing to risk a jail sentence for contempt of Congress to keep it from seeing the light of day? The American public deserves to know! 

This week, I also secured the inclusion of two amendments within the National Defense Authorization Act. 

The first prohibits American tax dollars from going to build or rebuild anything within the Gaza Strip. Even one penny of American tax dollars used to build or rebuild infrastructure in Gaza will just be going to subsidize the next attack on Israel.

The second incorporates my bipartisan Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights into the NDAA. Our bill cuts red tape for ill, wounded, or injured service dealing with the Defense Health Agency. This agency is run by unelected bureaucrats who have far too often refused to look out for the best interests of our nation’s brave warriors. 

The Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights allows commanders - those who are closest to the wounded warrior - to initiate investigations or pause the process if an appeal is underway. It would also give servicemembers a clear path to follow if they decide to appeal a DHA decision or need help understanding the benefits that will impact them for the rest of their lives.

For more updates on what happened this week, check out the latest #WeekInReview.