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Dear Representative McKeon
     
     Our son is an E-6 Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army and currently on his fourth deployment. He has earned 1 bronze star and was recommended for two others. He also has earned a purple heart from a direct hit from an IED. He sat next to SPC Frank R. Gross who was killed almost instantly. He also has a total of 10 memorial bracelets lined up on his mirror of soldiers lost that he has personally served with. I have personally comforted grieving parents as they cried their eyes out as the knelt on their sons grave at Arlington National Cemetery.
     The purpose of this email is to express our sincere and extreme horror at the Presidents actions in setting free the 5 top level Taliban militants, two of which are wanted by the U.N. for war crimes. The immediate effect of this action is that it puts a very high price on the head of every American abroad including aid workers and NGO's, especially in places like the Mid-East, the entire North half of Africa and anywhere else extreme militants reside. This goes double for the military and extra especially for those deployed in Afghanistan.  We are now even more worried for our son if that is even possible. It appears to me that our sons Commander and Chief has threatened the National Security of our United States by giving "Aid and Comfort to the Enemy" which I personally believe rises to the level of treason. I do not say this lightly or to exaggerate. I am very open to debate on this but to me it is just apparent on it's face. Our hope is this will not inspire kidnapping as a new form of terror. We are happy for the Burgdahl's and for Bowe but I believe this was the worst possible way to secure his release.
    I would like to respectfully request that you would make our concerns known to those you have influence with in the Senate and the administration.
    Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in this matter.
Sincerely,
Dan and Pam DuBois
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As Americans, it is our duty to ensure that our troops are well equipped to fulfill their missions and return home safely. The defense of our country accounts for 20% of our federal budget, however 50% of our overall spending cuts are now being forced on the backs of our service men and women. Not only does this drastically impact our armed service members, but it threatens thousands of jobs right here in our district. Watch and see how:
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Where have all our Barry Goldwaters gone?
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Gen. John Allen, commander of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, is to testify Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee. After a month of increased tensions, the American people and Congress unders...
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Buck, Al Qaeda was not a part of the Taliban government, as you said this a.m. on CNN.  You're a world leader and you very little about the world, especially Afghanistan.  Such misunderstandings and misstatements are likely what prompts others to hate Americans.  Most importantly, it the reason why the U.S. abandoned Afghanistan post-Soviet withdrawal that led to the BLOWBACK called the 9-11 tragedies and continuing to this day.  America needs leaders who are worldly.
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Under President Obama's proposed budget, military members and retirees will see a huge jump in their Tricare fees. National Defense accounts for 20% of our federal budget, however the President is proposing that 50% of our overall spending cuts be on the backs of our service men and women. Even if we were to completely zero out spending in the Department of Defense, the federal government would still be running on record deficits. It is unacceptable for our heroes who have risked their lives to be welcomed back home with increased expenses for their families.

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On the President's repeated apologies on behalf of the American People: I think enough's enough. I'd like to hear some apologies from some of those that have attacked us around the world, that have killed our people.

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Today we voted to extend the payroll tax cut through the end of the year, provide jobless benefits, and preserve the reimbursement rate for doctors who serve medicare patients. This means that middle-class Americans are not hit with a tax increase next month and Social Security Trust Funds are protected. I am very pleased that we worked together to provide relief for American families, workers, employees, and seniors.

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Today I hosted a teletown hall, where we called random households in the district and had a discussion about the issues facing California residents. Thanks to everyone who participated in the call. I value your input and enjoyed answering your questions.

Do you want to be included in our next teletown hall? Sign-up on my website to ensure that we include you in future opportunities:
https://mckeonforms.house.gov/Forms/Form/Default.aspx?ID=618
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I never got to ask my question on the teletown this morning.
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WATCH & SHARE: Video: House Republican Women Working for you. “We Republican women are working together to create jobs, reduce spending, help small businesses, and put health care decisions back into your hands. While our backgrounds are different, one thing is not: we are all conservative reformers -- committed to leaving America better for our children and grandchildren than it was for us.”
 
WATCH & SHARE: Video: House Republican Women Working for you. “We Republican women are working together to create jobs, reduce spending, help small businesses, and put health care decisions back into your hands. While our backgrounds are different, one thing is not: we are all conservative reformers -- committed to leaving America better for our children and grandchildren than it was for us.”
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I live in San Antonio and heard of an Open Meeting regarding the sex scandal at Lackland AFB.  Called Cong. McKeon's office and was advised to submit my statement of what happened to me 30 years ago.

Have hearings been held yet, and if not, when?
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Today I launched my new website. It allows you to connect with me across different mediums, provides a record of my legislative action and includes detailed information on Congressional happenings. I hope that you will find it as a helpful resource when navigating through the legislative process and connecting with me.

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http://mckeon.house.gov/
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Congratulations on being named the NDIA's 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award recipient.
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Residents in our district are especially hurting at the pump. In California, the average cost per gallon has reached $4.32, up 57 cents from a month ago. It's time that our President put action behind his rhetoric and actually support an "all of the above" energy plan that supports lowering gas prices. He should start by approving the Keystone XL pipeline in its entirety. This would not only move our country away from dependence on foreign oil, but create jobs right here in America.
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The Keystone pipeline will NOT lower our gas prices. Stop misleading your constituents with Republican sound bites. Shame on you.
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Today, House Republicans unveiled the JOBS Act, a package of bipartisan bills geared towards boosting America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. This afternoon, the JOBS Act received a warm reception from both the Obama Administration as well as Steve Case, a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness. The White House declared the JOBS Act to be a “real opportunity” to help small business and Steve Case issued a statement lauding the “pro-entrepreneurship bill.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73338.html
America has always offered immense opportunity because innovators have had the ability to take risks, work hard and be rewarded for it. Innovators, entrepreneurs and small-business people built the fr...
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‎"The President submitted a budget complete with a $900 billion deficit, but did not properly fund defense by even his own standards set just a year ago."

Read more: http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2012/02/16/president-obamas-defense-budget-falling-flat-on-capitol-hill/
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U.S. Congressman Representing California's 25th District, Chairman of House Armed Services Committee
Introduction
Since coming to Congress more than 16 years ago, I have fought to preserve Social Security, cut the national debt, provide tax cuts for America’s working families, strengthen the military, and improve access and affordability to higher education.

Today, I serve as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. I also serve on the House Education and Labor Committee.

I was born on Sept. 9, 1938 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the Tujunga area. I graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in 1956 and began to attend Brigham Young University. Following my first two years of college, I served a two and a half year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon my return I completed additional studies, but embarked on a temporary "hiatus" to start a family and pursue career opportunities before completing my degree.

In 1985 I returned to college to finish my degree, and was able to graduate from BYU with my oldest daughter. 

Before coming to Congress, I served on the William S. Hart Union High School District Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1987. During that time, the city of Santa Clarita was incorporated and its citizens selected me as a member of the city council. It was during the city council’s first meeting that I was chosen by my colleagues as Santa Clarita’s first mayor. During my tenure on the City Council, Santa Clarita expanded its sheriff’s and parks programs and earned a reputation as one of the safest cities in America. 

My wife, Patricia, and I have six children and 30 grandchildren, and we live in Santa Clarita.