Tonight, the House passed a bipartisan sanction package on North Korea, Iran, and Russia. In addition to holding North Korea and Iran accountable for their weapon development, this important bill limits the ability of the Executive Branch to unilaterally provide sanction relief to Russia without congressional review. I am glad to see these increased sanctions pass with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Tonight, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate my colleague, mentor, and friend Pete Hoekstra to serve as Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands! I cannot think of a better person to further strengthen the relationship between the United States and the Netherlands. Congratulations Pete!
This morning, I joined Parker and Davis on The Pledge to discuss the newest ship in the U.S. Navy's Fleet, the USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78, and what it means to have President Ford, his legacy, and West Michigan play such a prominent role in the next generation of naval operations.