Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities, today gave opening remarks on the first day of the NDAA Markup:

“I want to start by thanking IETC Chairman Langevin for his leadership, and all of the members of the subcommittee for their attendance and participation in the hearings, briefings, and our weekly remote calls,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “We’ve covered some critical issues, including the Department’s contributions to the COVID-19 response - and we have done so in a collaborative and bipartisan manner.”

“As a proud representative of the soldiers and families of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division, my work on this subcommittee is important to ensure the safety and security of the men and women sent into harm's way. This subcommittee mark supports our force protection and military intelligence capabilities to ensure our servicemembers have the tools they need to mitigate hostile actions while they continue their important missions abroad. As a representative of the most deployed Division in the United States Army, who is currently serving in Afghanistan, my number one priority is force protection and the safety of the brave men and women called into action to protect our national interests.”

Following Congresswoman Stefanik’s remarks, Ranking Member Thornberry and Chairman Smith both spoke about the important, bipartisan work the Subcommittee handles. Watch Congresswoman Stefanik’s full remarks, as well as Ranking Member Thornberry and Chairman Smith’s remarks here and below.

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