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Jan 15, 2020 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement at a hearing of the full committee titled, "DOD's Role in Competing with China."

"Thank You Mr. Chairman.  I agree with you that this is an excellent panel, and I appreciate all our witnesses being here today.  I have learned from them and from the organizations with which they're affiliated, or have been affiliated, for a number of years.

Jan 13, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on FOX America's Newsroom to discuss ongoing protests in Iran, intelligence assessments, and the importance of engaging with the world to U.S. National Security.  You can watch the full interview here.  


Iranian Regime Reaction To Protests: "Iran, like any other authoritarian regime, cares more than anything else about staying in power."


Jan 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, today named Dan Sennott as the Committee's minority staff director. Sennott currently serves as counsel and as the Republican staff lead for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. He joined the Committee in 2015 following a twenty-year career in the Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Sennott will assume the new role later this month. 

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The Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives and counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, this subcommittee oversees U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), information technology and programs, force protection policy and oversight, and related intelligence support. It makes sure that our nation is protected against terrorist attacks and unconventional threats.
The Military Personnel Subcommittee is responsible for military personnel policy, reserve component integration and employment issues, military health care, military education, and POW/MIA issues. This subcommittee makes sure that our troops and their loved ones are receiving the first class benefits that they deserve.
The Readiness Subcommittee is responsible for the single largest account within DOD’s budget. It oversees military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations and family housing issues, and the BRAC process. It also oversees civilian personnel, energy security, and environmental issues that affect DOD. The Readiness Subcommittee makes sure that our troops are properly trained and their equipment is properly maintained so they can succeed in their missions, and that they have the facilities and services they deserve when they return home.
The Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee has oversight over Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force programs. Through its authorization for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force procurement and R&D programs, this subcommittee is committed to reversing the decline in the Air Force’s Global Mobility and Bomber forces, Navy battle force fleet, strengthening the naval air component, and providing the Marine Corps warfighter with essential equipment for combat operations.
The Strategic Forces Subcommittee oversees our nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs. It makes sure our nation is properly prepared for any missile or nuclear attacks.
The Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee conducts oversight of ammunition programs, Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, and National Guard and Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve. This subcommittee authorizes procurement and R&D programs to ensure that America’s solider and airmen are fully equipped to carry out their mission and keep our nation safe.