Senator Lee Honors Academy Nominees

Senator Mike Lee
2013-05-24 11:03:10
US Senator for Utah, Mike Lee [image = lee.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/eCard-header-mountaingoat.jpg] * "I am very proud to have them representing our state in the military academies"* [image = lee.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Group2.JPG] Last weekend I was honored to spend the evening with the eight individuals that I recommended to attend our military academies.� My office received hundreds of applications from an extremely qualified group of students, and it was a difficult process to narrow my recommendations down to eight individuals.� I am confident that those I recommended are some of the best and brightest students in the state of Utah, and our country will benefit greatly from their service.� Watch: Senator Lee Holds Military Academy Dinner [link 1] PCHS Graduate Accepted to Naval Academy [link 2] * Members of the Utah Congressional Delegation Meet with Air Force Chief of Staff* Yesterday I joined the Members of the Utah Congressional Delegation � U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Reps. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and Chris Stewart (R-Utah) � in a meeting with General Mark Welsh, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, to discuss a number of issues important to Utah, including sequestration� and delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) regrettably was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict LEE: �I was proud to join with the Utah delegation today to further cement the longstanding friendship between Utah and the Air Force.� I greatly appreciate the candid conversations we were able to have with General Welsh and General Hostage, and discuss issues facing the Air Force in our state and across the country.� Sequestration is having a devastating effect on the readiness of the Air Force, and today's meeting underscored the fact that the massive federal debt is a national security problem.�� We must have a balanced budget and return fiscal sanity to Washington in order to return readiness to our fighting forces." Read the statements from the other members of the delegation here [link 3]
May 24, 2013

"I am very proud to have them representing our state in the military academies"

Last weekend I was honored to spend the evening with the eight individuals that I recommended to attend our military academies.  My office received hundreds of applications from an extremely qualified group of students, and it was a difficult process to narrow my recommendations down to eight individuals.  I am confident that those I recommended are some of the best and brightest students in the state of Utah, and our country will benefit greatly from their service. 

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