National Security and Borders
There’s no issue more important to Peter than keeping our country and our communities safe. We must develop a long-term strategy to combat the spread of radical Islamic extremism. The rise of ISIS and extremist groups around the world has led to terror attacks against our citizens at home and abroad. This is unacceptable and it must stop.
Peter voted to halt the unchecked influx of Syrian refugees into our communities until we have better screening processes in place to keep out violent extremists who intend us harm. Any efforts to reform our country’s immigration system must start with border security. The federal government has been derelict in its duty to secure our borders and the result is a serious threat to our national security.
Peter is leading the charge against President Obama’s dangerous and misguided deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. He bucked his own party’s leadership to prevent a vote affirming the deal after the White House refused to unveil key details of the agreement. We should immediately reinstate and strengthen sanctions against Iran, not hand over a $100 billion check that the president himself admits will be used to support terrorism.
Peter stands proudly as one of Israel’s strongest supporters in Congress. He understands the only true democracy in the Middle East is our strongest ally in the region and serves as a crucial check against the rising tide of violent extremism. Peter has worked tirelessly against those who seek to delegitimize Israel, fighting the insidious Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Peter passed legislation, over President Obama’s objections, to protect American companies doing business in Israel from discrimination. He serves as Co-Chair of the Republican Israel Coalition and the Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism.