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National Guard Caucus Welcomes Ryan as Co-Chairman
Washington, January 24, 2019
Washington, DC - The House National Guard and Reserve Caucus today announced that Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-MS) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) will serve as Co-Chairmen of the caucus and continue bipartisan leadership during the 116th Congress.
“Representative Ryan is an excellent choice to join Representative Palazzo as co-chairman of this caucus so important to the soldiers and airmen of the National Guard,” said retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson, the president of the National Guard Association of the United States. “He has long been a strong supporter of the Guard. He is familiar with the issues our forces face moving forward. And he has the respect of senior defense leaders. We look forward to working closely with two such dynamic and experienced legislators."
"The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) welcomes the entire 116th Congress and especially those who are affiliated with and committed to the National Guard and Reserve Caucus in the House of Representatives, led by Representatives Tim Ryan and Steven Palazzo," said retired Sgt. Maj. Frank Yoakum, the executive director of the EANGUS. "The caucus has a history of achieving support for our Guard members and their families who live in every zip code in America. We look forward to partnering with Representatives Ryan and Palazzo as they lead the fight in the House, ensuring the Guard has the resources and manpower it needs to serve both in war and at home. United together we will advance bipartisan legislation that benefits our Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen of the National Guard."
Formed in 1996, the House National Guard and Reserve Caucus was created to ensure that our National Guard and Reserve are sufficiently resourced to do their job both at home and abroad. Its mission is to ensure the Guard and Reserve have proper inputs on policy, procurement, force structure and utilization within the Department of Defense and Big Army.
The Caucus would also like to extend its sincerest thanks to outgoing Chairman Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN), who served as co-chair for the 114th and 115th Congresses.