May 16, 2023
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening remarks at a hearing to receive testimony from members of Congress on their national defense priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24).
Rep. Wittman’s remarks as prepared for delivery:
Good morning and welcome to the House Armed Services Member Day for the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. The committee expects to markup the NDAA soon and very much values the input of members who have submitted testimony regarding their priorities.
In addition to our colleagues who are appearing here in person, the Committee has also received several statements for the record. I ask for unanimous consent that all members’ written statements will be made part of the record. Without objection, so ordered.
The committee will recognize members to give their statements in the order in which they arrived. We will receive statements in “panels” of three members and then pause for questions for those members before proceeding to a new panel of three members.
I welcome the Members who have joined us today to share their views. 
I yield to the Ranking Member.