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 budge
WASHINGTON, DC -Last week, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee released his fifth proposal aimed at reforming the Department of Defense. Read more on Thornberry’s proposals here.
WASHINGTON -This week, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined FOX's America's Newsroom to discuss the developing situation in the Middle East, North Korean launches, and Venezuela.
WASHINGTON, DC - Last year Military Times published a landmark investigation of military aviation demonstrating that manned aviation accidents “spiked almost 40 percent over the past five years, killing 133 service members since 2013.” This week
WASHINGTON- On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee will convene a hearing on Nuclear Deterrence Policy. Topics will range from the cost of maintaining and upgrading our nuclear arsenal, withdrawal from the INF Treaty, and a proposed No First Use Policy. Each of these controversial issues has been surrounded by myths and half-truths. Before the hearing begins, we should get to T
Nuclear Modernization Is Affordable And Critical
“It's not an enormous part of our budget, but it is a critical part of our budget.”
Ash Carter, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense, March 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -Ahead of tomorrow's hearing on counterterrorism operations, it is important to review the rigorous, bipartisan oversight the House Armed Services Committee applies to these sensitive military operations.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, sat down with Maria Bartiromo to discuss Syria, terrorism, and border security. On Syria, Thornberry said, "If you let up the pressure on terrorist groups, whether they're in Syria, Afghanistan, or Yemen, they can spring back to life very quickly and threaten us here at home."
“Russia has violated the INF treaty for at least ten years. In that time, Presidents of both parties have urged them to return to compliance, Congress has admonished them, the United States has imposed sanctions against them, and the President has threatened to withdraw from the treaty. None of these actions has convinced Russia to return to compliance.