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This is the first post in a series on strong a principled foreign policy.

Yesterday, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke to the Hay Initiative where he discussed the principles governing his approach to foreign policy and specific actions America should take to respond to the challenges abroad. This is the first post of a series outlining Leader McCarthy’s foreign policy vision.

As Leader McCarthy said,

Before I ever became Majority Leader, I had a passion for world affairs because I believe that anyone who wants to lead in Washington must commit to America’s leadership among the community of nations and embrace America’s role and responsibility in preserving safety and security—peace and prosperity—not just within our borders but beyond.

In the past few years alone, Leader McCarthy visited Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Russia, and Georgia. He met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel and President Poroshenko in Ukraine. He travelled to Tunisia and Iraq and met with our allies in the Arab Gulf, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

In all his travels and study of the principles of foreign policy, he learned that there is no substitute for American leadership and there is no time like the present to start providing it. With strong unshakeable principles and a realistic view of the challenges facing us, America can help bring order and security back to the world.