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May 22, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

Chairman Mac Thornberry continues to maintain that a $640B defense budget is required to begin repairing and rebuilding our military.  The Chairman detailed the case for this topline number in the Committee’s annual Views & Estimates letter to the House Budget Committee.  For additional information abo

May 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Monday, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will join Mike O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at Brookings, for a discussion on the defense budget, military readiness and modernization. For more information on attending click here.
May 19, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman 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 2018 National Security Space Activities." For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.
May 18, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced his latest acquisition reform bill today. The goals of the “Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act” (H.R. 2511) include empowering the Pentagon to use E-Commerce for commercial-off-the-shelf items, as well as reforming the defense contract audit process and the acquisition of services. The entire bill text and a summary of the bill can be found here. The Chairman made the following remarks upon the bill’s introduction:
May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “Amphibious Warfare in a Contested Environment.” For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.  

May 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will release his stand-alone acquisition bill at a press conference. The bill is the third installment in his effort to enact reasonable, realistic reform in the Department of Defense. The off-camera press conference is open to Capitol Hill credentialed reporters. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to nick.mikula@mail.house.gov.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Chairman 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 Posture: FY2018." For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will release his stand-alone acquisition bill at a press conference. The bill is the third installment in his effort to enact reasonable, realistic reform in the Department of Defense. The press conference is open to Capitol Hill credentialed reporters and cameras. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to nick.mikula@mail.house.gov.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring five (5) events the week of May 22 through 26:
May 16, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON--House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring four (4) events the week of May 15 through 19:

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