Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces released the following statement on the National Defense Strategy Commission report:

“This report confirms what we already know: sequestration has been incredibly damaging to our military’s readiness. We are continuing to work to reverse that, but time cannot be bought back. I voted against sequestration and have been one of its strongest opponents for years. I helped lead the bipartisan effort in Congress that provided adequate and stable funding for the Department of Defense through 2019. We will have to work in the new Congress to ensure these resource levels are not undone. I will continue to work on Capitol Hill to rebuild our military and keep the United States the strongest country in the world.”