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.
WASHINGTON-- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on President Trump’s decision to deploy additional troops to the southern border. The President’s orders are consistent with President Obama’s 2010 and President Bush’s 2006 deployment of troops to assist with border security. Thornberry said:
“It is foolish to try and pick and choose what aggression we will stand against and which we will let go unanswered. It is not enough to advocate for a more robust cyber response to Russia’s attempts to meddle in our elections but waiver on our response to their renewed nuclear or territorial ambitions. Likewise, we can’t simply build up our missile defenses and nuclear deterrent but leave significant cyber intrusions unanswered. We have to be willing to do it all.”