Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) released the following statement on the nomination of Paul Oostburg Sanz as General Counsel of the Navy.  Mr. Oostburg Sanz currently serves as General Counsel of the House Armed Services Committee:


“Paul Oostburg Sanz became General Counsel of the House Armed Services Committee in January 2007, just at the time I had the honor to begin serving as committee chairman.  In the almost three years since, Paul has played a critical role in day-to-day operations of the committee and has also been a trusted advisor on the legal issues facing the Department of Defense.


“Paul’s ability to grasp complex issues, his attention to detail, and his years of experience on Capitol Hill made it possible for our committee and the Congress to achieve the enactment of the last three annual National Defense Authorization Acts.  I commend the Obama Administration for nominating Paul Oostburg Sanz as the next General Counsel of the Navy, and I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to move quickly to confirm his nomination.”