Defense Drumbeats

Jul 20, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

Today, House Progressives will offer an amendment to cut $73 billion in an attempt to defund America’s military. The amendment exempts military personnel accounts, the Defense Health Program, and civilian personnel accounts, forcing a 16% cut across-the-board in all other accounts.

May 13, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC- In a column on RealClearPolitics today, HASC Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) argues that keeping the Defense Industrial Base healthy is key to our national security, and explains what that will take.

Apr 22, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - After being released last week, Rep. Mac Thornberry’s bill to create an Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative focused on building partnerships and alliances to curb China’s global aspirations is making news:

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.  


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.”

Nov 13, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on reports that an additional Continuing Resolution will extend until December 20th:

Nov 6, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Dallas Morning News featured a column by Ranking Member Thornberry in which he once again raised the alarm about the dangers of a full-year Continuing Resolution.  You can read excerpts below:

Sep 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - A recent CRS report found that “DOD has started the fiscal year under a CR for 13 of the past 18 years and every year since FY2010 excluding FY2019.

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 budge

May 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

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.