There are a number of measures I sponsor that would expand women’s rights and protections, as well as serve to better protect children.
I wanted to highlight a few this week that would help the punishment fit the crime and also, make it easier for women and children to access services when in need.
Increase penalties for human trafficking. Human trafficking exploits vulnerable individuals. Victims of sex and labor trafficking are made to act against their will and, in many cases, are forced or coerced into committing crimes. Continue reading →
Living so close to Fort Drum, we see firsthand the tremendous sacrifices our soldiers make in the name of defending both our country and our freedom.
Enduring everything from long periods away from their loved ones to courageously fighting on the front lines, there is no way we could ever repay our troops for their selflessness.
While we should show our appreciation to veterans and current service members year-round, May — which is Military Appreciation Month — presents special opportunities to recognize our troops. Continue reading →
Austin D. France has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., where he successfully completed 13 eeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
During basic training, France was awarded an Expert Badge for Shooting Skills at the rifle range qualifications. Continue reading →