Honoring the Life of John McCain

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America has lost John McCain – a true titan of the Senate who was one of our nation’s greatest war heroes and public servants. He will be long remembered for his principled leadership, courage, grit, and always putting country first. It was an honor to call John McCain a friend and serve alongside him in the Senate.

I believe you really judge an elected official by how they act when they're not in front of a television camera. One of the most memorable experiences I had with Senator McCain was the first time I met him in North Carolina in 2014. With no cameras around, I had the chance to see him interacting with veterans and men and women in uniform. What I saw was a man with a heart of gold who possessed an unwavering commitment to America’s finestI would go on to serve alongside Senator McCain as a member of the Armed Services Committee, where he was a mentor to myself and other senators.

Susan and I are deeply saddened by John’s passing, and we send our condolences to Cindy and the McCain family, who have demonstrated incredible grace and strength during this difficult time. Our hearts are with them, and we thank them for allowing him to share some of his life with us here in the Senate.

Providing Funding for America's Men and Women in Uniform


In honor of Senator McCain, Congress passed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 earlier this month. This legislation reaffirms our nation’s commitment to supporting the brave men and women in uniform and reestablishes America’s commitment to a strong national defense and protecting its interests abroad. I am proud it included several of my provisions to improve the lives of our servicemembers and military families, provide $240 million to upgrade North Carolina’s military installations, and gives servicemembers the largest pay raise in nine years. 

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