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Feb 5, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

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.

Jan 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced the Republican membership of Armed Services Subcommittees. The subcommittee members are:

Strategic Forces
Rep. Mike Turner, Ranking Member
Rep. Joe Wilson
Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Mo Brooks
Rep. Bradley Byrne
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, MD
Rep. Liz Cheney

Jan 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) announced the Members who have been selected to lead the Committee’s subcommittees in the 116th Congress.

Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)

Military Personnel

Jan 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the release of the Missile Defense Review:

Jan 17, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC -Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today congratulated Republican members nominated to the House Armed Services Committee by the Steering Committee. Nominations must be ratified by the Republican Conference and agreed to by the House. The nominated Members are:

Rep. Joe Wilson 
Rep. Rob Bishop
Rep. Mike Turner
Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Michael Conaway
Rep. Doug Lamborn

Jan 9, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

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. I’m for a wall and I’m for supporting our troops.

Jan 7, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

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."

Dec 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on news reports that President Trump is considering troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.  Thornberry most recently traveled to Afghanistan in October when he joined Speaker Ryan to observe the situation on the ground firsthand. 

Dec 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the retirement of Secretary of Defense Mattis:

Dec 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria:

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