Pelosi Names Conferees to National Defense Authorization Act Conference

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today named House Democrats to serve on a conference committee of the House and Senate versions of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“Democrats stand for a strong and smart national defense,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  “Unfortunately, Republicans are sending a defense authorization bill to conference that fails to honor our obligations to our men and women in uniform.  Once again, Republicans are using their tired old budgetary sleight-of-hand to unleash massive uncertainty in the defense budget, which will devastate the ability of the Defense Department and military families to plan and prepare for the future.”

“Amid today’s turmoil and rising international challenges, Congress has a duty to provide the resources needed to keep the American people safe and our military strong,” continued Leader Pelosi.  “Our Democratic conferees will fight to ensure our armed forces are prepared to meet the challenges of our time and will fight any reckless, backhanded Republican attempts to devastate our defense or our budget.”


The House Democratic Conferees to the conference committee are:


House Committee on Armed Services

•       Congressman Adam Smith of Washington, Ranking Member

•       Congressman Robert “Bob” Brady of Pennsylvania

•       Congresswoman Susan Davis of California

•       Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island

•       Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington

•       Congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee

•       Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo of Guam

•       Congressman Joe Courtney of Connecticut

•       Congresswoman Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts

•       Congressman John Garamendi of California

•       Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California

•       Congressman Marc Veasey of Texas

•       Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii


House Committee on Ways and Means

•       Congressman Richard Neal of Massachusetts, Ranking Member


House Committee on Foreign Affairs

•       Congressman Eliot Engel of New York, Ranking Member


House Committee on Energy and Commerce

•       Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey, Ranking Member


House Committee on Financial Services

•       Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, Ranking Member


House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

•       Congressman Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts


House Committee on the Judiciary

•       Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, Ranking Member


House Committee on Science, Space & Technology

•       Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ranking Member


House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

•       Congressman Adam Schiff of California, Ranking Member


House Committee on Small Business

•       Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez of New York, Ranking Member


House Committee on the Budget

•       Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky, Ranking Member


House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure

•       Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois


House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

•       Congressman Tim Walz of Minnesota, Ranking Member


House Committee on Natural Resources

•       Congressman Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, Ranking Member


House Committee on Education and the Workforce

•       Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia, Ranking Member


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