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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Defense and National Security

As the son of a World War II veteran, Congressman Evan Jenkins is a proud supporter of our nation’s military. He understands that our armed services are critical in protecting our nation, maintaining peace, and safeguarding our interests abroad. Evan knows it is the duty and responsibility of Congress to prioritize how our nation’s tax dollars are spent, and there is no greater priority than the protection of our country through a strong national defense.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Evan works to ensure that our military is sufficiently funded by increasing defense spending. He has voted to give our troops a pay raise and to make sure they have the tools and resources they need to maintain the best-equipped and most capable military in the world. Evan also voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which continues the work to upgrade our military to continue being the best in the world.

Our nation’s military members and their families have made great sacrifices to protect the lives of countless individuals. Evan will work to guarantee that service members, as well as their families, have access to the services they need when returning to civilian life. He has voted for legislation that balances maintaining a strong military force and spending the American taxpayers’ dollars wisely.

Congressman Jenkins opposes any agreement or legislation that would enhance Iran’s capability to obtain a nuclear weapon, including the 2016 Iran nuclear agreement. This agreement will destabilize the Middle East and poses a grave danger to our allies in the region, especially Israel. Evan has visited Israel, met with its leaders and observed firsthand the importance of maintaining its safety and security. He voted no in the House on the Iran deal and continues to support legislative efforts to prevent the Iranian regime from funding terrorist groups.

More on Defense and National Security

January 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that he has nominated eight West Virginia high school students to the four U.S. military service academies.

The service academies are: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

January 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) will serve on the following subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee during the 115th Congress:

December 21, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that five redevelopment projects in Fayette, Mingo, Nicholas and Raleigh counties will receive $25 million in funds he helped secure.

October 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after the FBI announced that it is re-examining emails sent by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

September 30, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) honored West Virginian and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams on the House floor in advance of Williams’ 93nd birthday on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Rep. Jenkins recounted not only Williams’ heroics at the Battle of Iwo Jima but the personal impact he has had on so many young West Virginians.

January 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight:

December 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted yes today on legislation to help identify and stop terrorists from entering the United States via the Visa Waiver Program.

Rep. Jenkins is also a cosponsor of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 407-19.

December 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has signed on as a cosponsor of legislation to help identify and stop terrorists from entering the United States via the Visa Waiver Program. This bill is expected to pass the U.S. House of Representatives next week under suspension, meaning it has broad bipartisan support for passage.

November 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) joined 288 House Republicans and Democrats today in voting to protect American citizens and strengthen our national security – legislation President Obama has threatened to veto.

November 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that he has cosponsored legislation to halt bringing Syrian and Iraqi refugees to America.

H.R 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, would prevent admission of any proposed Syrian or Iraqi refugee until the nation’s top security officials – the Homeland Security secretary and the directors of the FBI and National Intelligence – unanimously certify that the refugee does not represent a security threat.