Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith released the following statement after Representative Mike McIntyre announced that he will not seek reelection:


“As a member of Congress, Rep. Mike McIntyre has been a valuable resource for this committee, our country and the residents of North Carolina’s Seventh District. I’ve worked with Mike for years and he has been a fierce advocate for his district and the men and women of our Armed Services.


“Most recently, as Ranking Member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, Rep. McIntyre has used his skills to oversee the Administration’s strategic pivot to Asia and help our military deal with significant budget cuts though sequestration.


“As a leader on this committee and as a friend, Mike will be missed. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”