Congressman Hoyer believes that a Member of Congress’s highest duty is to keep America safe, strengthen our national security, and protect our homeland from attack. He is a leader in Congress on national security issues, has advocated smarter and stronger policies to step up the fight against Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations that would do us harm, and remains unwavering in his commitment to the members of our armed services. He is also a strong supporter of investing more in programs that adequately equip our first responders for response to potential domestic attacks and increase protections at our ports and borders.
Congressman Hoyer has been the lead advocate for Southern Maryland’s military installations at the federal level and was instrumental in recent BRAC rounds in preserving 9,000 jobs at Patuxent River Naval Air Station while adding over 5,000 new jobs; protecting 3,000 jobs at Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center; and securing the future of Webster Field, St. Inigoes.
Hoyer has worked closely with the Navy Alliance, the Indian Head Defense Alliance, the Patuxent Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and local officials working to ensure that these three military installations are protected. He regularly meets with leading decision makers at the Pentagon as part of his longstanding and ongoing efforts to educate our nation’s military leaders about the work being done at Southern Maryland’s defense installations and to make clear the vital role they play in keeping our homeland safe and secure.