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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.”

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 13, 2019 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 a joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Readiness titled "F-35 Program Update: Sustainment, Production, and Affordability Challenges." 

"As the Chairman mentioned this hearing continues the committee’s ongoing oversight and continuing review of the F-35 program. 

Nov 13, 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 joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces titled, "F-35 Program Update: Sustainment, Production, and Affordability Challenges.”

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:

Nov 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Reps Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Kay Granger (R-TX) and Steve Womack (R-AR), Republican leaders of the House Armed Services, Appropriations, and Budget Committees respectively, issued a stark warning to their colleagues today on the damage a full-year continuing resolution would do to America’s military.

Oct 29, 2019 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON- Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Co-Chairman of the Committee's bi-partisan Defense Innovation Task Force made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, ahead of a hearing titled "Theories of Victory: Innovation and National Security":

"Thank you, Seth.

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