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Dec 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee made the following statement on the passage of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 377-48:

Dec 11, 2019 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, before the Subcommittee's hearing titled, “Climate Change in the Era of Strategic Competition.”

"Thank you, Jim for holding this important hearing today to discuss the critical role the environment plays in National Security. 

Dec 10, 2019 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled, “Diversity in Recruiting and Retention: Increasing Diversity in the Military – What the Military Services are Doing:”

"Thank you, Chairwoman Speier.

"I wish to welcome both of our panels to today’s hearing on diversity in the military.

Dec 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced details of the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Departmen

Dec 5, 2019 Opening Statement

 

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing on military health system reform:

"Thank you, Chairwoman Speier.

"I want to welcome our witnesses to today’s hearing and thank you for your service to our servicemembers and their families.

Dec 5, 2019 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, ahead of a hearing titled, “Privatized Housing: Are Conditions Improving for Our Military Families?”

Dec 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - On the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the contributions of the alliance:

“As NATO leaders gather in London to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO's founding, it is worth remembering that NATO is unquestionably the most successful military alliance in history. 

Dec 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -   On December 3rd, Reps Adam Smith (D-WA), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee respectively, together with Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Trent Kelly (R-MS), will host dozens of military spouses as they kick off their “storm the Hill with kindness” effort on Giving Tuesday. 

Nov 21, 2019 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, ahead of a hearing titled, “The Department of Defense Organic Industrial Base: Challenges, Solutions and Readiness Impacts.”

Nov 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - This week Congress will kick the can down the road once again and enact another wasteful Continuing Resolution. As Secretary of Defense Esper said last week, “CRs disrupt training, impede readiness, delay maintenance, impose uncertainty on the workforce, & induce inefficient & constrained contracting practices.”

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