May 8, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Fatal military aviation accidents have reached a six-year high, in both the number of accidents and the number of pilots and crews killed, a Military Times investigation has found.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks regarding the President's announcement on the Iran Deal:
May 7, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
The Problem: Russia’s military and political strength grew to their present and increasingly-threatening state during the eight years of the Obama Administration, which scoffed at the idea of Russia as a geopolitical threat.
May 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Armed Services Committee will have no public events the week of May 14-18.
May 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) released his proposal for H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
May 4, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, will publicly release his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 on Monday, May 7th. The House Armed Services Committee will consider the Chairman’s proposal on Wednesday May 9th, beginning at 10:00 AM.
May 3, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - House Armed Services Committee Majority Staff will host a background briefing on the Chairman's Mark and give press an opportunity to learn more about the provisions in the bill before the markup. The background briefing is off-camera and open to media with congressional credentials only.
May 2, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring one (1) event the week of May 7-11:
May 1, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Armed Services Committee will markup the FY19 NDAA on May 9th. During the course of the markup, the Committee will distribute electronic copies of NDAA amendments via e-mail to interested Capitol Hill credentialed media. Amendments will be emailed as they are called up for consideration by the Committee. To ensure timely distribution, subscribers to these emails will be limited to media with Capitol Hill credentials. Additionally, credentialed media outlets will be limited to one e-mail address each.
Apr 27, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Congress recently increased military spending, but if the Pentagon wants this to be more than a one-time boost it needs to show it can get more bang for the buck. The House is considering several proposals that would help, and Democrats ought to support the effort.