Washington, D.C. – Representative Jody Hice (R-GA) today announced his appointment to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) in the 115th Congress. As a new HASC member, Congressman Hice will help develop and implement our Nation’s defense priorities and military policy. Hice joins Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) on the HASC – and Senator David Perdue on the Senate Armed Services Committee – as frontline advocates for Georgia’s nine military installations.
“The Constitution bestows upon Congress the solemn responsibility for raising and regulating our Nation’s Armed Forces,” said Congressman Hice. “I am honored to be appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and look forward to serving in this new role. The State of Georgia has a strong military presence with nine critical military installations and hundreds of thousands of veterans and active duty servicemembers. I’m humbled by the opportunity to strengthen our national security and support the brave men and women who defend our Nation.”
“To sustain the best fighting force the world has ever seen, we must provide our military with the resources necessary to fulfill this mission,” continued Hice. “I’m eager to get to work on the most urgent security matters facing America, including combatting terrorism, rebuilding and modernizing our military, and securing the homeland.”
“As we work to rebuild and reform America’s military, we need Members who can offer constructive and varied insight into the complex issues facing our Nation,” said House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX). “Because Georgia plays a critical role in our military with facilities like Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon, Congressman Hice’s perspective will be a valuable addition to the House Armed Services Committee, and I look forward to working with him in support of all of our men and women in uniform.”
HASC is the authorizing committee for the Department of Defense, military research, and national security components of nuclear energy at the Department of Energy.
Hice will continue to serve as a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.