The Missile Defense Agency employs almost 6,000 military, government and contractor employees. On top of that, thousands of other high-paying, high-tech jobs in the private sector support the mission of the Missile Defense Agency.
We need to put America back on the road to a brighter future with innovation and technology advancement. Investing in missile defense helps accomplish that goal. It will not only create jobs and increase our competitive international edge but fulfill our constitutional duty to provide for the common defense. There is no better money spent than in defense of the American homeland.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is a member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and co-chairman of the House Missile Defense Caucus.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.