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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.

May 16, 2019 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 titled “Military Personnel Management – How Are the Military Services Adapting to Recruit, Retain, and Manage High Quality Talent to Meet the Needs of a Modern Military?"

"Thank you, Chairwoman Speier.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released his proposals to reform how the Department of Defense (DOD) does business. This is the fifth year that Congressman Thornberry has offered reform proposals for inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In each case, Thornberry has released a discussion draft of the legislation several weeks ahead of the Committee’s consideration of the NDAA. 

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Last year, the Department of Defense completed its first ever audit. The audit was mandated by Congress and members of the House Armed Services Committee made its completion a bi-partisan priority. The Pentagon’s ability to produce unmodified or “clean” audits is critical to oversight efforts and will be valuable in enhancing the agility of America’s military. 

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -  Tomorrow, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, will host an off-camera press roundtable for Capitol Hill credentialed reporters.  Rep. Thornberry will discuss his proposals for DOD reform.  Reporters planning to attend should RSVP to Claude.chafin@mail.house.gov .

WHO: Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
WHAT: Media Roundtable
WHEN: TOMORROW, May 16, 2019- 1:15 PM

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be Secretary of Defense:

May 9, 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, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request For Military Readiness.”

"Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

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May 9, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

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.  Addressing all these threats, Thornberry reiterated that a strong military presence in the Middle East, and on the Korean Peninsula, are key to America's National Security

May 8, 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 hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2020 Priorities for Missile Defense and Defeat Programs."

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON-  House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) this week took the first legislative step to begin the process of crafting the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), by introducing H.R. 2500, the “by request” version of the bill.

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