Defense Drumbeats

Feb 7, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Congress spent Tuesday working on a budget deal to avoid another government shutdown, and one adult on Capitol Hill was Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who ripped America’s representatives for failing to provide reliable funding for the military.
Feb 7, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Moments ago, Republicans members of the House Committee on Armed Services praised the bipartisan budget agreement as a win for our men and women in uniform, explaining the vote is critical to rebuilding and repairing our military. The deal also frees the military, which was being held hostage to other domestic spending and policy disputes.
Feb 7, 2018 Defense Drumbeat

This morning, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Fox and Friends to discuss the negative impact of budget dysfunction.  Some of his comments are below and to watch the whole interview click 

Feb 6, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks reminding Congress of its Constitutional obligation:
Feb 5, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
The United States’ nuclear deterrent has been the cornerstone of our national defense and of international stability since World War II. Today, operating, sustaining, and recapitalizing our nuclear deterrent accounts for only about 4 percent of our overall defense budget, yet its value to America’s security is incalculable.
Feb 1, 2018 Defense Drumbeat

Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) led a conversation with Secretary of Defense Mattis and Secretary of State Tillerson at the GOP retreat.  After the conversation, he spoke with members of the media about the consequences of stopgap funding for our military.  Some of his comments are below, watch the entire clip 

Jan 31, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
In early December of 2017, world technology leaders assembled in Wuzhen, China, for the 4th Annual World Internet Conference. It was a widely attended event and included the chief executive officers of Apple and Google. The theme of the conference was “developing a digital economy of openness and shared benefits.”

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