Washington D.C. (WKBW release) -- New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul was appointed on Thursday to the House Armed Services Committee for the duration of the 112th Congress.
“I am honored to join the House Armed Services Committee and work to help the brave men and women of our Armed Forces,” said Hochul. “The thousands of valiant Americans who serve our country every day deserve Representatives that will fight to give them the proper resources needed to do their jobs accurately, but more importantly, safely. I also look forward to reaching out and helping all of our veterans, who have done so much to help our great nation.”
“As a Member of Congress from a region with thousands and thousands of Armed Service men and women, Congresswoman Hochul will bring a perspective that fits well with the House Armed Services Committee,” said Ranking Member Adam Smith. “I know Kathy will be a strong advocate for all of our men and women in uniform and will ensure that each of them have the tools and resources needed to ensure America’s safety and security. I look forward to working with her.”
Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region have seen over $1 billion of direct investments into our country from defense contracts; creating thousands of jobs and spurring the Upstate economy.
Hochul added: “At just the Niagara Falls Airforce Reserve and National Guard we have 2,800 men and women stationed, not only looking out for our security and well being, but investing in local businesses. Those jobs help spur our economy and help our businesses create even more spill-over jobs.”