January 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) released the following statement after being named to the House Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over defense and military policy.  

“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the coveted Armed Services Committee," said Congressman Kim.  “My highest priority in Congress is meeting the needs of New Jersey’s Third District and securing a seat on the Armed Services Committee is an important first step toward doing so.”  The Third District is home to thousands of veterans and active duty service members as well as the second largest employer in the state, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

“The continued success of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is critical to the economic success of the Third District, the state of New Jersey and the nation’s defense infrastructure.  Serving on the Armed Services Committee will allow me to be a strong a vocal proponent of the Joint Base, to put my national security expertise to work for the people of Burlington and Ocean counties, and to advocate for more good-paying jobs and economic opportunities across New Jersey’s Third District,” Congressman Kim continued.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst directly employs nearly 50,000 people, including more than 30,000 active duty.  It is the only tri-service base in the entire country and includes units from all five armed forces branches. 

Congressman Kim was recommended to the Armed Services Committee by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.  The full Democratic Caucus is expected to formalize the recommendation later this week.  Congressman Kim is expected to be named to a second House committee in the upcoming days.