As a former member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have had a unique opportunity to study our Nation’s foreign policies and interact with Administration officials, foreign dignitaries, and some of the most respected academics in the field of international relations. I am strongly committed to protecting U.S. national security interests, promoting democratic principles and safe-guarding human rights in order to strengthen our standing in the world. Foreign aid is an important means of advancing these interests. In addition, strategic investments in economic growth, the rule of law, and trade development programs can help create jobs by opening new markets for American businesses. There are still too many foreign aid programs that are poorly managed, duplicative, and wasteful. We need comprehensive foreign aid reform to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly and efficiently. I will continue to work with my colleagues on legislative measures that further protect our Nation’s interests abroad and protect tax payer dollars.