defense

noun | de·fense | means or method of defending or protecting oneself, one’s nation, or another

A veteran herself, Pam Genant understands the importance of a strong national defense. In Congress, Pam will work across the aisle to ensure America’s military remains the strongest in the world, keeping our nation and its people safe.

  • North Carolina is home to 8 military bases and more than 120,000 military personnel, ranking our state 4th in the nation.
  • Military and defense related industries are the 2nd largest employers in North Carolina.
  • There are more than 660,000 veterans living in North Carolina with more than 35,000 of them living in the District 13.
  • The military’s economic impact in North Carolina is $66 billion annually.
  • Every day, 20 veterans and active-duty service members die by suicide.

ending forever wars

It’s time to bring nearly two decades of unceasing conflict to an end. Our military engagements around the world have cost more than $5 trillion, claiming more than half a million lives. In Congress, Pam Genant will…

  • Vote to responsibly end forever wars and bring our troops home.
  • End support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen and help end it.
  • Support the use of force only when necessary to protect national security with the approval of Congress, where warranted.
  • Repeal decades-old authorizations for the use of military force and replace them with a narrow and specific framework that ensures we can protect Americans from terrorist threats.
  • Prioritize diplomacy, intelligence, and law enforcement tools to prevent terrorist attacks.
  • Mobilize the investment strength of our partners that can prevent conflict.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

securing our competitive edge

Our nation’s military should be the best-trained, best-equipped, and most effective fighting force in the world. Ending the forever wars, reducing the enormous stress on our forces, and evaluating our global military footprint are great first steps to securing our competitive edge but it’s not enough. In Congress, Pam Genant will…

  • Invest in technology and structure that meet the threats of the future—from cyber to space, artificial intelligence to unmanned systems.
  • Support transformation of defense capabilities in a responsible, ethical way, and with strong privacy protections
  • Reinforce the trusted alliances and partnerships around the world that enhance our collective security.
  • Invest in a more cost-effective, flexible, and resilient force with modern transportation and logistics capabilities that can operate in more contested environments.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

DEFENSE SPENDING

The measure of our security is not the amount we spend on defense, but how we spend our defense dollars. We can and must ensure our security while restoring stability, predictability, and fiscal discipline in defense spending. In Congress, Pam Genant will…

  • Maintain a strong defense and protect our safety and security for less.
  • Rebalance how we spend tax dollars on defense, improving the efficiency and competitiveness of our armed forces.
  • Conduct rigorous annual audits of the Pentagon to end waste and fraud of taxpayers’ money.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

SERVICE MEMBERS & MILITARY FAMILIES

Our nation can’t maintain the force it needs unless we take care of our service members and military families. As a veteran, Pam Genant understands this. In Congress, she will…

  • Support military pay and compensation that keeps pace with the current economy.
  • Encourage the Pentagon to increase time between deployments.
  • Invest in career training, education, and entrepreneurship programs for military spouses.
  • Support a path to citizenship for anyone who has served honorably in our nation’s military.
  • Support laws and policies that fight the scourge of rape and sexual assault in our military, end retaliation and impunity, and take care of survivors.
  • Provide service members the support they need to transition to civilian life.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

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It’s time to responsibly end the forever wars.

HONORING OUR PROMISES TO VETERANS

No veteran should struggle to pay their bills, put food on the table, or access health care, quality housing, child care, or the workforce. In Congress, Pam Genant will…

  • Support legislation that protects Veterans from exploitation, especially by for-profit colleges that raid GI Bill benefits and burden Veterans with debt.
  • Oppose any attempts to privatize the VA, including vouchers.
  • Modernize VA facilities and bolster funding to the VA as part of a nationwide infrastructure plan.
  • Expand eligibility for VA benefits so that all veterans can access the VA.
  • Eliminate VA co-pays for preventive health care for Veterans.
  • Support funding that combats veteran homelessness, including converting unused VA facilities into housing.
  • Treat suicide as the public health crisis it is and invest in mental health and suicide prevention services.
  • Expand tax credits for family caregivers of Veterans and ensure they get the support they need from the VA and Department of Defense.
  • Invest in long term care solutions for aging Veterans

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Our nations needs to honor its promises to our veterans.

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Our nations needs to honor its promises to our veterans.

CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS

Healthy civil-military relations are essential to our democracy and to the strength and effectiveness of our military. Let’s reinstate national security policymaking processes that advance competent civilian control and appropriately incorporate military advice. In Congress, Pam Genant will…

  • Safeguard the independence of the military justice system – not pardon war criminals.
  • Exercise congressional oversight over the Defense Department and make transparent for Americans the legal and policy justifications for military operations.
  • Always oppose sending our military forces to suppress Americans exercising their constitutional rights.

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Congress should exercise its oversight authority over the Defense Department.

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