Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) released the following statement on the appointment of Congressman Mark Critz (D-Pa.) to the House Armed Services Committee:


“I extend a warm welcome to Congressman Mark Critz of Pennsylvania as the newest member of the House Armed Services Committee.  Congressman Critz’s assignment to the Armed Services Committee will allow him to focus on supporting our men and women in uniform and protecting our national security.  I look forward to working with him as our committee continues its work on this year’s national defense authorization bill.”