At a sleepy old hotel, a few blocks from the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas MDAA hosted a lunch to honor and recognize Rep. Silvestre Reyes for his championing of missile defense for almost fifteen years.
Congressman Reyes serves as the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, a crucial committee which Congress relies on for the assessment and balance of the threat to the United States, our troops deployed overseas and our national security. The congressman also serves as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. These two committees have a tremendous impact on the policy direction, level of national support and the development and deployment of missile defense.
The congressmen from Texas has fought for and won important victories for missile defense over the years against critics, Administrations and opposing members of Congress.