From: The Committee on Armed Services
Sent By:
Date: 2/23/2016

23 February 2016

Dear Colleague:

As we begin crafting the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, we would like to encourage your input on the national security priorities for the nation. We have set a hearing for Members to offer testimony on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 10:00 am in 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.


RSVPs:  To request an appearance before the Committee, please contact Jaime Cheshire of the Committee staff at 6-8971 no later than Friday, February 26th.   Members will be given 4-minute blocks of time to present testimony and answer questions before the Committee.  We require an electronic copy of your statement no later than Monday, February 29th. Your statement should be emailed as an attachment in PDF format to


WRITTEN TESTIMONY: In lieu of testifying in person, Members may submit a written statement for the record.  If you wish to do so, please provide the Committee with an electronic copy of your statement by Monday February 29th.


Thank you for your interest in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act and we look forward to working with you.



Mac  Thornberry


Adam Smith

Ranking Member