Today, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) – the largest caucus of conservatives in the House of Representatives – released The RSC National Security Strategy: Strengthening America & Countering Global Threats. Spearheaded by RSC Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) and RSC National Security & Foreign Affairs Task Force Chairman Joe Wilson (SC-02), the proposal is a conservative, solutions-oriented plan for preserving American leadership around the globe and promoting a U.S. foreign policy that advances the interests of the American people at home and abroad.
The product of over 1.5 years of policy development, The RSC National Security Strategy offers over 130 solutions to counter America’s most aggressive global adversaries, including the TOUGHEST SANCTIONS EVER PROPOSED by Congress against the Chinese Communist Party, Russia and the Putin regime, and Iran. The proposal also includes commonsense, result-oriented reforms to counter authoritarian influence within the United Nations (U.N.), ensure U.S. foreign aid is working to promote American interests and values, and modernize U.S. diplomacy and the State Department.
“With the release of the RSC National Security Strategy, conservatives are making crystal clear to both our allies and adversaries that we are committed to standing for America's core principles of liberty, human rights, free markets and maintaining peace through strength, and against authoritarianism and aggression. It’s time for America to fully reclaim its role as the greatest force for good the world has ever known. Undoing the damage inflicted by eight years of failed policies under President Obama isn’t easy but it is straightforward. Congress must follow President Trump’s lead and advance a foreign policy that embraces the things that make us great – our leadership, and, most importantly, our values. With this plan, we have delivered a smart and effective blueprint for accomplishing those objectives.” - RSC Chairman, Rep. Mike Johnson
“As Chairman of the Republican Study Committee National Security and Foreign Affairs Task Force, I have worked for over a year meeting with top experts on foreign affairs for focused conservative solutions to the frustrating foreign policy challenges in the world. I am grateful that this effort has led to our package of over 130 policy proposals for Congress, tackling many important issues. President Donald Trump has restored American credibility in the world after eight years of weakness and withdrawal during the Obama Administration which coddled dictators and abandoned our allies. In the past year, I’ve visited with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and with officials in London and Washington. I have seen firsthand appreciation of President Donald Trump’s success promoting our alliances. American leadership is needed now, more than ever. The U.S.-led order based in freedom, human rights, and rule of law is at risk from China, Russia, Iran, and others. This package of tough but targeted proposals would impose the toughest sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, and Iran in history and reassert Congress’ role in foreign policy. I look forward to continuing to work to push these vital initiatives to support President Trump’s efforts to keep our country safe and strong.” - National Security Task Force Chairman, Rep. Joe Willson