WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) released the following statement after he was named a Conferee to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
“As a veteran, I am honored to bring my military experience to the NDAA conference in our work to set sound defense policy and provide our servicemembers with the resources they need. Without a strong national defense, the United States ceases to remain the beacon of freedom and liberty that is revered around the world. I look forward to fulfilling this commitment on behalf of Florida and our Armed Forces.”
The NDAA sets Department of Defense (DoD) policies and its annual budget. Steube will serve as an outside conferee on the House-Senate Conference Committee, representing the House Committee on the Judiciary.
In announcing the conferees, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, “Each person selected today to serve on this committee has been a tireless advocate for our nation’s military both throughout their Congressional careers and before their time in Congress. As either a private citizen, member of the military reserves, or as active duty military, these members have proven themselves to be true patriots. This important committee is charged with getting our national defense policy signed into law to ensure the Department of Defense has the resources and authorities needed to defend the United States and our national security interests. I am confident that these House Republicans will help bring both chambers of Congress together to produce a bill worthy of that mission. These men and women understand how pivotal this legislation is to keeping America safe, building and maintaining strong relationships with our allies, and promoting peace around the world – I am proud to have such qualified individuals providing their leadership toward this incredible task.”
Following the Sept. 11 attacks, Steube answered the call to serve and enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his time in the military from 2004-2008, he served with distinction as an Airborne Infantry Officer and a JAG Corps Officer. Steube served as the Chief of Detainee Operations for Multinational Division North in Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007.