Congressman Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Subcommittee, released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his selection of General James Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense:


“The selection of General James Mattis is an encouraging step forward. This choice makes it clear that President-elect Trump is serious about rebuilding our military and keeping national defense a top priority. I look forward to working with President-elect Trump and General Mattis in the near future.”