Silvestre Reyes will do an excellent job as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. This is a tremendous appointment for our country, the state of Texas, and the new Congress. As someone who has 20 years experience as a border patrol agent, Silvestre Reyes is deeply committed to protecting the homeland.

As a decorated Army veteran, member of the Armed Services Committee and ranking member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Silvestre keenly understands the challenges we face at this important time in our nation's history. Having known Silver for many years, I am excited about this appointment because I know that he will serve with distinction and make us all proud.