Defense Drumbeats

Apr 19, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) unveiled his latest round of defense reform proposals. This year’s draft legislation includes a proposal that advances the Committee’s efforts to reform how the Department of Defense buys goods and services. The second aims to speed decision making and get more capability in the hands of the warfighter faster by reforming 28 quasi-independent agencies within DOD that are part of what is known as the “4th Estate.”
Apr 11, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON, DC - Tomorrow, the Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing with the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Department of Defense's budget request for FY 2019. Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) will focus his questions on the readiness of our force and how the Department of Defense can best spend the funding that Congress passed last month to address those issues. For more information and to watch tomorrow's hearing visit the Committee's website.
Apr 9, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
In the last three weeks, six military aviation crashes have killed 16 pilots or crew — a tragic development that has cast a spotlight on a growing crisis: Accident rates have soared over the last five years for most of the military’s manned warplanes.
Apr 9, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
More U.S. military service members have died in aircraft mishaps over the past year than have died while serving in Afghanistan under the Operation Freedom’s Sentinel mission.
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for a press conference on the Omnibus Package. The Speaker and the Chairman reiterated the importance of passing the Omnibus Package for our military. See some of his remarks below and watch the Chairman's comments here.
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
What the Omnibus Can Do: Invest $22.4 billion to restore everything including barracks, hangars, roads, runways, and hospitals.
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
What the Omnibus Can Do: Invest $47.4 billion to get our planes back in the air, including:
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
What the Omnibus Can Do: Invest $37.3 billion to get our ships back to sea, including:
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
What the Omnibus Can Do: Invest $22.1 billion to get our troops ready to deploy, including:
Mar 21, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee talked with Fox News about why the Omnibus is important for the military. Read some of his comments below and watch the interview here:

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