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Dec 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON-  Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the President's intent to nominate General Mark Milley to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring two (2) events the week of December 10-14:


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“Department of Defense’s Artificial Intelligence Structure, Investments, and Applications”
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
(3:30 PM, 2118 Rayburn - Open)

Dec 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) announced that all hearings scheduled for this week will be postponed. New hearing dates have yet to be determined:


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

******* POSTPONED *******

“Department of Defense’s Artificial Intelligence Structure, Investments, and Applications”

Nov 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairmen respectively of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, warned the country today of the dangers of ill considered cuts to our military.

Nov 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Department of Defense released its first ever audit of the entire department. The audit, which was required by Congress in the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, is the largest one of its kind. DOD auditabilty is an issue the House Armed Services Committee has taken seriously for more than a decade.

Nov 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The House Armed Services Committee will hold no public hearings the week of November 19-23. 

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the report of the National Defense Strategy Commission:

Nov 14, 2018 Opening Statement

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “Interagency Cyber Cooperation: Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities of DoD & DHS". For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, have appointed the following individuals to serve on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The Commission is intended to review advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies with national security implications, including the competitiveness of U.S.

Nov 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, will nominate the following individuals to serve on the National Commission on Military Aviation Safety. The Commission is intended to examine underlying causes in recent high profile military aviation accidents. It was established in Section 1087 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2019.

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