Thanking Jay Hurst for Exceptional Service

Floor Speech

Date: Dec. 2, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. JOHNSON of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, I rise to thank my defense fellow, Jay Hurst, for a year of exceptional service to our office and to our Nation.

Jay joined us in January, and he has enriched our office with his invaluable insights and great company. He was instrumental in the NDAA process and meeting with Members and staffers from offices across Capitol Hill, and achieving great wins for our State, Louisiana, and our country.

Although he was only with us for a year, Jay instantly became like family to us, mentoring our interns and making complex military issues understandable for staff. In his spare time--he didn't have much--he also published scholarly articles on military matters on a number of pressing policy questions.

Jay is leaving us for the Pentagon, where he will undoubtedly carry on the high standard of excellence that he brought to our office. My friend will be missed and prayed for. I thank him for all of his service.