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Inhofe, Reed Announce First Armed Services Committee Hearing of 2020 | United States Commitee on Armed Services

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
released the following statement on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s year ahead today with the announcement
of the committee’s first hearing of 2020:

“Recent events are a
sober reminder that a strong national defense is integral to protecting our way
of life—not just for us, but for future generations. As Chairman and Ranking
Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, we will do our part to fulfill
our constitutional responsibilities to provide for the common defense, support
the Pentagon as it implements the National Defense Strategy and take care of
our troops and their families.

“Doing so will
include a robust schedule of posture, oversight and nomination hearings. The
Armed Services Committee will conduct thorough oversight to keep the Pentagon
accountable to the American people and improve the way it does business. In
addition, we will diligently consider nominees for critical civilian
leadership positions, beginning next week.

“After a tough but
successful year that saw our draft National Defense Authorization Act pass the
Senate 86-8, then the final conference report pass the Senate with the same
strong, bipartisan vote, we will continue working together to produce a
bipartisan defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2021. With a two-year
budget deal in place, we hope that we can move quickly and complete this
must-pass bill on time.”

SASC SCHEDULE: WEEK OF JANUARY 13-17 

Thursday,
January 16, 2020

Nominations
– McPherson — Williams

Full
Committee

9:30
AM

Room
SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

Witnesses:
Honorable James E. McPherson, to be Under Secretary of the Army; Mr. Charles A.
Williams, to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and
Environment

Webcast
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