WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, today delivered a floor speech highlighting the importance of expanding munitions production capacity to meet the threats of the 21st century and deter any adversary.

During her speech, Sen. Fischer outlined how if we don’t make these investments now, it will be harder for us to surge munitions production in a time of emergency or global instability. This is especially important when considering the rate at which Ukraine and Russia are running through munitions, as well as China’s dramatic military buildup.