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Strong nominated for House Armed Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has been nominated by the House
Steering Committee to serve on the House Armed Services Committee for the 118th Congress.

Strong will take the place of his predecessor, former Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville, on the committee.

“When I was sworn in as your representative, I took an oath to protect and defend the
Constitution,” Strong said. “My first responsibility is to provide for a strong national defense.

“Serving on the Armed Services Committee will allow me to directly advocate for the commonsense policies that strengthen our national security and best serve America’s men and women in uniform.”

The congressman said he looks forward to make positive contributions to the country’s national security.

“Alabama is home to many military equities, but the Fifth district is especially proud to host
Redstone Arsenal,” he said. “From the Army Materiel Command, aviation and missile programs, and the Missile Defense Agency – Redstone is critical for on America’s national defense.

“Our country is made safer by the commitment of the men and women of Alabama that faithfully serve the military community.”

Strong will join his Alabama Republican colleague Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), who was named the chairman of the committee.

“I am thankful for the confidence placed in me by my constituents and Chairman Mike Rogers,” he said. “I look forward to continuing to showcase Alabama’s innovation and ingenuity through my role on this committee.”

Rogers said he’s looking forward to working with Strong .

“I’m thrilled that the Steering Committee has recommended Rep. Dale Strong to serve on the House Armed Services Committee,” Rogers said. “Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District is foundational to Alabama’s continued leadership in the defense of our nation. Rep. Strong will be a critical voice on our committee. I look forward to the House Republican Conference ratifying the Steering Committee’s recommendation.”

The Armed Services Committee is responsible for funding and oversight of the Department of Defense. The conference is expected to formally ratify the Steering Committee’s recommendation next week.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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