Armed services across the nation will now be in the hands of a Texan. The Texas House Representative Mac Thornberry has officially been selected as chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. He is the first Texan to ever earn that title.
Thornberry said part of his new responsibilities include identifying possible U.S. threats and taking action.
"I think our job is not so much making tactical decisions in today's world, but it is how we help prepare our country for what's coming," said Thornberry.