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Jul 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the budget deal reached between Congressional Leadership and the White House:

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Concluding three days of debate, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made his closing argument on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020:

“Madam Chair, let me start in a similar way that I started two days ago and that is to express my appreciation to the staff who has done a terrific job of wading through a ton of issues, a lot of paper in bringing this bill to the floor. 

Jul 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Ahead of anticipated floor consideration this week, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks on HR 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020:

Jun 18, 2019 Press Release

THORNBERRY ON ACTING SECRETARY SHANAHAN 

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks on the withdrawal of Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan's nomination, the appointment of Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, as Acting Secretary of Defense, and the urgent need to have a permanent Secretary of Defense nominated and confirmed by the Senate:

Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks on HR 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020:

Jun 12, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- At the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Democrats will have an opportunity to support an amendment offered by Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) that would follow through with the recommendations of two Secretaries of Defense, senior military leadership, and the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission to provide 3-5% real growth in the defense budget.

Jun 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released an amendment he intends to offer during the Committee’s consideration of HR 2500, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. Congressman Thornberry’s amendment will authorize funding for programs requested in the President’s Budget or by the Services, that are critical to national security but not included in the Chairman’s mark. 

Jun 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- 

The Constitution places upon Congress the responsibility to provide for the common defense, including to “raise and support Armies”, “Provide and maintain a Navy”, and “make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces.”  For 58 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way through which Congress executes this obligation. 

Jun 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 the subcommittee's markup for HR 2500, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.”

"Thank you Mr. Chairman.

Jun 4, 2019 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's markup of HR 2500, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020:

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