Congressman Mitchell to Return to Armed Services, Transportation Committees
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell released the following statement after being selected by the Republican Steering Committee to serve on the House Armed Services Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 116th Congress. Congressman Mitchell served on both committees in the 115th Congress. The Republican Conference must now ratify the Steering Committee’s decision.
“I am excited to return to work on the House Armed Services Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 116th Congress because of their importance to our district,” said Mitchell. “One of our government’s most important functions is to provide for the common defense and the 10th District of Michigan, home to Selfridge Air National Guard Base and many members of the national security and defense industries, plays a huge role in our nation’s defense. Last Congress, we were able to work in a bipartisan manner to ensure readiness, maintain equipment, and restore our military’s capabilities. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I worked hard to pass an FAA reauthorization and a Water Resources and Development bill, upgrade the Soo Locks, protect our Great Lakes from Asian Carp and other invasive species, and more. I look forward to serving on both committees these next two years, and working with my colleagues to secure our nation and continue improving life for all Americans.”
“I am glad Congressman Mitchell is returning to the House Armed Services Committee,” said House Armed Services Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (TX-13). “Paul is a strong advocate for the military needs of his district including Selfridge Air National Guard Base, and our brave servicemembers in uniform serving across the world. I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure our military remains on the cutting edge of our fight against all threats with the resources, training, and equipment they need to succeed.”
“I’m pleased to welcome Congressman Mitchell back to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06). “He is a strong advocate for transportation and infrastructure improvements in his district, in Michigan, and across our nation. With his business background, he brings great experience and a keen understanding of the issues to the table, and I look forward to working with him.”