Congresswoman Luria Releases New TV Ad Highlighting Her Work to Strengthen Our National Defense to Take on China
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Today, 20-year Navy veteran and former small business owner Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) released her newest television ad of the cycle, which highlights the investments she’s secured to invest billions in defense, grow the Navy, and stand up to China. “Bucked” is Congresswoman Luria’s 12th TV ad of the 2022 cycle.
In March, Congresswoman Luria blasted the Biden Administration’s defense budget and the Navy’s plan to decommission ships in a series of tweets. Congresswoman Luria is one of the leading voices on both sides of the aisle in Congress to invest in defense in our national defense and counter the threat that China poses.
“China is one of the top threats to our national security, and we must make investments now to grow the Navy and build the force needed to defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression. That’s why I have secured $62 billion in additional defense investments over the last two years to strengthen our military, grow the Navy, and send a clear message to China and our adversaries that the United States remains committed to ensuring global security,” Congresswoman Luria said. “As vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue to work across the aisle and fight to ensure that our defense budgets make the investments needed to strengthen our Navy and counter the threats we face in the Indo-Pacific and around the world.”
Last year, Jen Kiggans plagiarized an op-ed written by Congresswoman Luria taking direct language from the Congresswoman’s piece, which advocated for increased defense spending to grow the Navy and counter China. Experts called Kiggans’ email “really bizarre.”
Included in this year’s defense budget is an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Luria and Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) to increase defense spending by $37 billion, including at least $7.4 billion to combat inflation, more than $4 billion for ship procurement and maintenance, over $1.6 billion in research and development funding, and $550 million for security assistance to Ukraine.
Congresswoman Luria also voted for the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act to stand up to China, and strengthen our economic and national security by ending our dependence on foreign-made semiconductors. The legislation ends our dangerous dependence on foreign manufacturers and brings critical semiconductor manufacturing back to America instead of overseas where it can be threatened by China and other adversaries.