Bradley Byrne named vice-chair of Seapower subcommittee

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Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Bryne has been named Vice-Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee by Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

“I am honored to serve alongside Seapower Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman as we work to build up our Navy fleet and focus on deterring aggression around the globe,” said Byrne. “Our Sailors, Airmen, and Marines are the finest fighting force on the globe, and they deserve the tools and resources necessary to do their job.”

He continued, “Serving as Vice Chair, I will continue to advocate for our nation’s shipbuilders, including the hardworking men and women at the Austal Shipyard in Mobile and other Gulf Coast shipyards.”

Bryne has served on the full committee since coming to Congress in 2014.

The Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee has oversight over Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force programs. Through its authorization for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force procurement and R&D programs, this subcommittee is committed to reversing the decline in the Air Force’s Global Mobility and Bomber forces, Navy battle force fleet, strengthening the naval air component, and providing the Marine Corps warfighter with essential equipment for combat operations.

“The world remains a dangerous place with threats increasing in every theater,” said Thornberry. “Ensuring that our troops are the best-trained, best-equipped, and best-supported is even more critical this year.  I am encouraged by the members serving as Vice Chairs for this Congress. They bring diverse talent and experience to our committee and its’ mission.”