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Jun 23, 2020 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air And Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, ahead of the Subcommittee's markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021:

"Thank you, Mr. Chairman. 

Jun 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee and Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS) ranking member of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel today applauded the inclusion of much of their Military Family Readiness Act in the Military Personnel Subcommittee’s portion of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act. 

Jun 22, 2020 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, at the Subcommittee's markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021:

"Thank you very much, Chairman Cooper. First, I want to commend you and your staff for the bipartisan approach you took in developing this mark. 

Jun 22, 2020 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 markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021:

"Thank you, Chairman Langevin.

Jun 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX), made the following statement on the Navy's investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt:

“The Navy was right to conduct a thorough investigation into the spread of COVID-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the actions Navy leaders took to keep Sailors safe. It is clear that there are lessons to be learned and improvements that must be made. 

Jun 16, 2020 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 racial disparity in the military justice system:

Jun 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and 21 other HASC Republicans today wrote to President Trump urging him to reject reported proposals to reduce U.S. force posture in Germany by 9,500 personnel and further restrict the number of troops permitted in Germany at one time to 25,000. Read the full letter here.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX), made the following statement on the United States Strategic Approach to the People's Republic of China report recently released by the White House. The report was required by the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which mandated a whole-of-government strategy with respect to China.

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.  Read the full column here.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON- House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) together with 20 other members, yesterday sent a letter to the FCC Commissioners regarding the Commission’s approval of Ligado’s proposal to use portions of spectrum in a way that poses an unacceptable risk to the Global Positioning System (GPS) in the United States.

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