Rep. Beau LaFave, chair of the Michigan House Committee on Military, Veterans, & Homeland Security, issued the following statement as Taliban fighters overthrow the Afghan government within days of U.S withdrawal.
“For 20 years, many Afghan citizens have been indispensable to our country in helping eliminate terrorist threats to the rest of the world. With the sudden and chaotic retreat of American military personnel from Afghanistan, these allies will be sought out and executed by the invading jihadist Taliban army in retaliation.
“Trusted allies require just that — trust. Trust that the United States of America will not abandon their friends who have risked their families’ lives for us.
“It is the obligation of the U.S. to the greatest extent possible, to evacuate every soul who has provided substantial support to Operation Enduring Freedom.”
The Military, Veterans, & Homeland Security Committee is tasked with deliberating on various policy issues that relate to homeland security, as well as the state’s veterans and military members.
State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today questioned the state’s Department of Natural Resources about a public land strategy plan – saying past actions from the department muddy its supposed commitment to disability inclusion. On the ninth page of the plan, the DNR states it “remains committed to providing accessible year-round recreation for people […]
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Wednesday of his HBs 4075 and 4076, which would require new disability parking signs installed after enactment to use a new symbol that features an individual in a wheelchair actively propelling themselves forward.
Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 4969, which would require on-duty conservation officers in Michigan to wear body cameras. The legislation, which is currently being considered in the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee, would, according to Rep. LaFave, have key benefits for both citizens and law enforcement.