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Jan 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the release of the Missile Defense Review:

“The United States faces an unprecedented range of serious and complex threats. Those include the threat of missile attack by rogue states against the Homeland as well as our friends and allies. The Missile Defense Review confirms the seriousness of that threat as well as the urgent need to continue developing and deploying a defense against it.”

Jan 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today congratulated Republican members nominated to the House Armed Services Committee by the Steering Committee. Nominations must be ratified by the Republican Conference and agreed to by the House. The nominated Members are:

Rep. Joe Wilson 
Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Mike Turner
Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Michael Conaway
Rep. Doug Lamborn
Rep. Rob Wittman
Rep. Vicky Hartzler
Rep. Austin Scott
Rep. Mo Brooks

Jan 9, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC -Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith on FOX's America's Newsroom to discuss the developing situation in the Middle East and the debate over border security. On border security, Thornberry said, “I’m against using Department of Defense dollars for any other purpose. I’m for a wall and I’m for supporting our troops. None of us should have to choose between the two….We have to do both, and we have to do both fully.”


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The 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 Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee conducts studies and investigations across the jurisdiction of the House Armed Services Committee. Members and staff conduct comprehensive oversight studies of major programs and issues and produce reports for the Committee and DOD providing recommendations and improvements of these programs.
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.