Today, Congressman Blake Moore (UT-01) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that they will co-chair the bipartisan House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus.
“Since my first day in Congress, I have been committed to prioritizing Hill Air Force Base, the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, and the First District of Utah’s defense community at large,”said Congressman Blake Moore.
“On the House Armed Services Committee and now as the Co-Chair of the House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus, I look forward to highlighting the diverse needs of depots across the country. Our goals during the 117th Congress are to educate members on the need for depots, unite multi-service interests, and increase congressional oversight to ensure depots receive the investment and modernization they need to improve readiness and reduce costs. I’m excited to work with Congresswoman Bustos to build a strong commitment to depot-related issues that transcends party lines.”
"I know firsthand how critical our military depots and industrial facilities are – the Rock Island Arsenal has long played a key role in our nation’s defense efforts, and after the pandemic hit, rapidly shifted to step up services for our region, state and nation,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Our military industrial facilities are fundamental and I’m thrilled for this opportunity to continue to advocate for them. That’s why I’m proud to join the House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus as a co-chair today and look forward to working to provide the resources our organic industrial base needs to serve our nation."
The bipartisan House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus advocates for American military depots, arsenals, ammunition plants, shipyards, energetic material production facilities and military industrial facilities throughout the nation and world. The group educates members of Congress and the public on matters of critical importance to the military depot and industrial facility community, and champions policy to keep American military airplanes flying, ships steaming, and stock moving worldwide.