WASHINGTON – Last night, Rep. Mark Green (TN-7) was selected to serve on the House-Senate Conference Committee for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Conference Committee is tasked with reconciling the defense authorization bills passed separately by the Senate and the House into a final version for the upcoming year.

“It is an honor to serve on the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Committee,” said Rep. Green. “Having served for 24 years in the United States Army and with Fort Campbell in my district, I look forward to working with my colleagues toward swift passage of a final bill that ensures America’s sons and daughters are the best trained, the best equipped—and that when they go to war, it’s never a fair fight.”

“We must address real challenges to our Nation’s security and prosperity, provide for the common defense, and support our courageous military service members as they defend America’s families, our values, and our way of life.”

In addition to Rep. Green’s statement, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) said the following: 

“West Pointer, decorated soldier, physician—Mark’s incredible accomplishments prior to entering elected office are truly admirable and have provided him with a unique perspective that will make him an invaluable member on this year’s list of conferees. Despite being new to Congress, he has already spent nearly 25 years serving his country, which included several deployments to the Middle East.”

“He is committed to achieving peace through strength, and I am confident he will advocate for policies that will protect our Nation and keep our troops healthy on and off the battlefield.”

Rep. Mark Green, M.D. is a graduate of West Point and a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and the National Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.