Like many other Montanans, defending this nation runs in Jon’s family. He is a strong supporter of a well-trained, well-equipped military to defend our freedoms and keep America safe.
As a member of the Homeland Security Committee and the Air Force Caucus, Jon has a record of strengthening America’s borders, Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, and the Montana Air National Guard.
Jon recently got the Pentagon to keep MANG’s F-15 mission in Great Falls through the end of 2013. He also secured a new C-130 cargo mission to replace the F-15s if they leave.
A longtime opponent of the Patriot Act and the federal REAL ID Program, Jon also believes that effectively defending America can happen without invading privacy or trampling on constitutional rights.
He also believes that living up to the promises made to America’s veterans is a cost of war that should never be ignored. That’s why Jon is a champion for America’s veterans.