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Congressman Pete King Tours Harris Corporation facility in Amityville 

This morning I had the opportunity to tour the Harris Corporation facility in Amityville and meet with its executives and employees. Harris Corporation is a major defense contractor employing more than 500 people, almost all of them from Long Island. Most importantly Harris provides major components for our nation's air defense arsenal including the F-35, P-8, F-16, F-15, F-22 and remotely controlled aircraft. At a time when the world is becoming increasingly dangerous, the United States must maintain and expand our military capability. I have always fought hard in Congress for a strong military and for state of the art weaponry. America must never lower its guard and as Long Islanders we should be proud of the role that Harris Corporation plays in defending our nation.

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With all of the partisan political struggles that get media attention every day, it is important to remember that America and the world face constant critical and possibly existential threats.

Even more than Islamist terrorism, there is the severe threat of cyber attacks from Russia, Iran, China and international criminal enterprises. At the annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing, the leaders of America's Intelligence Community emphasized the necessity of protecting our critical defense, intelligence and industrial critical infrastructure from governmental and non-state hackers. As we saw in the 2016 elections there are the propaganda and surreptitious attacks on our democratic process.

Of course threats from a nuclear armed North Korea, a potential nuclear armed Iran, an expansion China and a resurgent Russia remain as do the ever deadly Islamist terrorist threats from ISIS, Al Qaeda and their offshoots and splinter groups.

We must face the reality that we live in an extremely dangerous world which is why it is vital that the Trump Administration continue to rebuild our military and we make sure that our intelligence agencies receive all the funding and all the moral support they need and deserve to protect Americans at home and American interests around the world. God Bless America!!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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