Rep. Austin Scott Named Negotiator for Defense Bill

October 12, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Scott chosen by Speaker Paul Ryan to represent the Chamber in coming talks over the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan today named Congressman Austin Scott, a Member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), to serve on the House-Senate conference committee for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House passed its version of the measure in July with overwhelming bipartisan support. Over the coming weeks, the conference committee will work through differences in the House and Senate versions of FY18 NDAA. After the announcement, Rep. Scott released the following statement:

“Earlier this year, the House passed a strong defense bill aimed at equipping our military with the resources it needs to remain the world’s elite fighting force,” said Rep. Scott. “I’m very honored to be chosen as a NDAA Conferee, and I look forward to getting to work on hammering out a final piece of legislation that meets the unique needs we face in securing freedom and keeping Americans safe.”

The House Republican Conferees to the conference committee are:

House Armed Services Committee

Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) 
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)
Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Rep. Stephen Knight (R-CA)
Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

House Budget Committee

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)
Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI)

House Education & the Workforce Committee

Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL)

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR)
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)

House Financial Services Committee

Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)

House Foreign Affairs Committee

Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA)
Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY)

House Judiciary Committee

Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

House Natural Resources Committee

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL)
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)

House Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX)
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

House Small Business Committee

Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN)
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

House Ways and Means Committee

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH)
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)