WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement congratulating Representative Elaine Luria (D-Va.) on her election as Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Committee.
“Congresswoman Luria’s decades of experience in the Navy are an invaluable asset to the House Armed Services Committee and I am pleased our colleagues on committee have chosen her as our Vice Chair for the 117th Congress,” said Chairman Smith. “In the last Congress I frequently commented on the caliber of the freshman members on our committee, and Rep. Luria was among them. In the 117th Congress, our members will benefit from Rep. Luria’s deep knowledge across the Committee’s jurisdiction, as well as her leadership, and I look forward to our work together.”
“Our warfighters deserve proper equipment, training, and funding so they can succeed in their missions to defend America,” said Congresswoman Luria. “As Vice Chair, I will work every day to make sure our nation lives up to its values, and that our most courageous Americans are treated with dignity and respect. I am grateful for the confidence of my colleagues and will endeavor to work with members on both sides of the aisle to prioritize our national defense.”