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From left, Reps. Donald Norcross, Andy Kim and Mikie Sherrill. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Norcross, Kim get seats on bicameral defense spending committee

Both congressmen sit on House Armed Services Committee

By Nikita Biryukov, September 18 2019 9:41 am

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Reps. Andy Kim and Donald Norcross were awarded seats on the bicameral Committee on the National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday.

“I’m proud to be a voice for New Jersey and the men and women serving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on this critical committee,” said Kim, who is one of three Democratic freshmen to secure a seat on the committee.

“We were able to deliver some important wins through the House that will make our communities safer by ending the use of PFAS and make our communities more prosperous by adding jobs and investment for military families,” he said. “I look forward to fighting for those wins and getting them to the President’s desk for his signature.”

The committee is responsible for reaching compromise on Defense appropriations for the coming fiscal year.

“We live in an uncertain world where there are serious threats to our country and our democracy, and we must ensure our military has the tools and manpower needed to defend our nation,” Norcross said. “I thank Leader Pelosi for entrusting me with this important role to help ensure our defense policy enhances our country’s security, benefits our servicemembers and strengthens our bases.”

Kim and Norcross sit on the House Armed Srevices Committee, where Norcross is a senior member and chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.

“As we work with our Senate counterparts, I am confident that we will build upon the good work spearheaded by HASC Chairman Adam Smith,” Norcross said. “By the end of the process, I look forward to a final product that keeps our military fully equipped, meets mission requirements and deters potential adversaries, while ensuring the Department of Defense’s programs are fiscally responsible.”

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