National Security

As a former Army Ranger, I understand the importance of having a mission. Our military has one mission - to win wars. Right now, our military seems more concerned with social engineering than winning wars. 

It is wrong for us to continue sending our brave men and women into harm’s way anywhere in the world without a clear mission. This is especially true in Afghanistan and in operations against ISIS. The U.S. military is still using an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from 2001 that was a response to the September 11th attacks by  Al-Qaeda. ISIS is a different organization with a different focus and different capabilities, and the mission must be adjusted accordingly. Congress has been skirting our duties of declaring war and we must take responsibility again by passing a new AUMF.

We must also fully fund our military but in a fiscally responsible way. I will continue to support legislation to rein in government spending while ensuring dollars given to the Department of Defense go to strengthening our national security, our troops, and their families. Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line. They should not be afraid to use jets or helicopters because we do not pay for their maintenance. Our troops should be equipped with the equipment they need to accomplish their mission and keep them safe.


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November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Warren Davidson today introduced the Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act, legislation that would create an account at the U.S. Treasury dedicated to holding public donations for the completion of a wall along the U.S. southern border. 

August 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08) released the following statement after President Trump signed the final version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The NDAA included one of Davidson’s amendments that would give military services like the Air Force more say in the potential closure or cuts to services at medical facilities, including the Wright-Patterson Medical Center.


June 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08), House Financial Services member, reacted to the nearly fifty bills combating the opioid crisis that recently passed the House; including the Support for Patients and Communities Act, a bill that serves as the vehicle these bills to move to the Senate, which passed the House today.
“While the savageness of this drug epidemic rages across the country there are rays of hope in Ohio.

May 29, 2018 Press Release

During an appearance on Fox News, Congressman Warren Davidson said he thinks a summit with North Korea will position America to either negotiate a strong diplomatic deal or walk away.

With talks surrounding the potential summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in mid-June the White House acknowledged on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with a top North Korean official this week in the U.S.

January 30, 2018 Press Release
July 26, 2017 Press Release

TROY, OH - Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Troy) released the following statement after learning of President Trump’s plan to make changes to the U.S. Military's policy towards transgender individuals.

July 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives adopted two amendments (Amendment #80 and Amendment #120) offered by Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Amendment #80 will encourage collaboration between the Federal Aviation Authority and the Department of Defense on unmanned aircraft research. “The Springfield Ohio National Guard Base located in our district plays an important supporting role for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s ongoing drone research activities. My amendment will strengthen coordination between FAA and DOD to help our make our region of Ohio a leader in unmanned aircraft research, development, testing, and manufacturing,” said Davidson. Amendment #120 will prohibit funding for military operations in Yemen that are not directly connected with the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. This amendment ensures U.S. forces remain focused on the Congressionally authorized war against al Qaeda, not fighting in the Yemeni civil war. “We owe it to our troops to give them clear missions and the tools to accomplish them. Involving our military in a war against Houthi forces without Congressional authorization is out of the bounds of our Constitutional framework for making war. It also commits our soldiers and defense resources to ill-defined missions that do not support our national security,” said Davidson. The 2018 NDAA provides the funds needed to begin rebuilding our military after years of severe cuts that have reduced troop levels, created a readiness crisis, and delayed development of weapons systems needed to challenge our adversaries. The bill will also give troops their biggest pay raise in eight years. It passed the House by a vote 344-81. We owe it to our troops to give them clear missions and the tools to accomplish them. Involving our military in a war against Houthi forces without Congressional authorization is out of the bounds of our Constitutional framework for making war.
May 11, 2017 Op-Eds
Anyone who has served in the U.S. armed forces is familiar with completing an Operations Order (OPORD). Spelling out the situation, mission, execution, sustainment, and command and control enables our Army to “fight and win our Nation’s wars.” For our troops in harm’s way in Syria right now, the mission has not been spelled out and Congress, by ignoring its responsibilities to authorize and exercise oversight over the use of military force, is responsible. History has shown us that when Congress neglects its duty, our troops are at an avoidable strategic disadvantage.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
On overall speech: “I agree with the president’s primary message that America’s best days are ahead of us. The first thing lawmakers must accomplish is to follow through on our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congress passed a repeal in the past, and we should do so again. We must be bold, and not succumb to half measures that keep key pillars of Obamacare or create new programs in their wake.
January 27, 2017 Press Release
“We know that terrorists want to hurt us, and they know our refugee system is a weak point,” said Davidson regarding the announcement. “The Administration’s pause on allowing refugees from terrorist strongholds is a commonsense solution in the effort to protect American citizens. The United States will still be a place that welcomes refugees, but we will now review our screening procedures to ensure members of ISIS and its affiliates do not infiltrate our country.”