Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after the President signed Space Policy Directive - 4:

“As a member of both the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, I am concerned by the advancement in counterspace capabilities by adversaries, such as Russia and China, that threaten U.S. and allied military space assets. Today’s signing of the Space Policy Directive – 4 is the first step in a process which may create the capabilities we need to ensure our success in the domain of space. I believe it is important that space capabilities remain under the Air Force’s domain. As we look towards Congress’s responsibility in legislating further on this issue, I look forward to working with my counterparts on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee to ensure that the President’s proposal satisfies our space needs, is cost effective, and results in increased capabilities.”

Turner serves as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and is a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee.