Defense Drumbeats

Dec 10, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC -This week the Wall St. Journal weighed in on President Trump’s threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, and the harm it could do to America’s Troops and security.

Dec 8, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - As the House prepares to vote on final passage of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, media is carrying stories on the consequences if the conference report is not enacted by the end of the calendar year. Unlike other pieces of legislation, conference reports cannot be reintroduced and immediately taken up in a new congress.

Dec 7, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC -According to the Director of National Intelligence in last week's Wall St. Journal“China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom world-wide since World War II… Beijing intends to dominate the U.S.

Nov 30, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - Last month, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Fox National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin.  The interview covered military readiness, America's national security challenges, the state of politics in the country, and the importance of America continuing to engage with the world.

Jul 20, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

Today, House Progressives will offer an amendment to cut $73 billion in an attempt to defund America’s military. The amendment exempts military personnel accounts, the Defense Health Program, and civilian personnel accounts, forcing a 16% cut across-the-board in all other accounts.

May 13, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC- In a column on RealClearPolitics today, HASC Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) argues that keeping the Defense Industrial Base healthy is key to our national security, and explains what that will take.

Apr 22, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - After being released last week, Rep. Mac Thornberry’s bill to create an Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative focused on building partnerships and alliances to curb China’s global aspirations is making news:

Jan 13, 2020 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on FOX America's Newsroom to discuss ongoing protests in Iran, intelligence assessments, and the importance of engaging with the world to U.S. National Security.  You can watch the full interview here.  


Nov 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - This week Congress will kick the can down the road once again and enact another wasteful Continuing Resolution. As Secretary of Defense Esper said last week, “CRs disrupt training, impede readiness, delay maintenance, impose uncertainty on the workforce, & induce inefficient & constrained contracting practices.”

Nov 13, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on reports that an additional Continuing Resolution will extend until December 20th: