Members of Congress Roundtable Discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), moderated by Stephanie Gaskell, Associate Editor, Defense One
Stephanie Gaskell is associate editor and senior reporter for Defense One. She previously covered the Pentagon for Politico. Gaskell has covered war, politics and breaking news for nearly 20 years, including at the Associated Press, the New York Post and the New York Daily News. She has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo and the World Trade Center site after 9/11. She has also launched and edited two blogs, War Zone and The War Report.
U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter represents California's 50th Congressional District consisting of East and Northern County San Diego. In 2008, Hunter was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives, succeeding his father, Duncan L. Hunter, who retired after serving 14 consecutive terms in Congress.
U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger
Adam Kinzinger was first sworn into the United States House of Representative in January 2011. He serves as the Representative for the Sixteenth Congressional District of Illinois and was appointed to the Energy & Commerce Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Strengthening U.S. energy policy and making our nation less reliant on foreign resources is a top priority for Kinzinger in Congress. The Sixteenth District is home to four nuclear power plants, miles of windmills, hydropower plants, and ethanol and biodiesel plants. The nuclear energy production alone employs more than 2,500 people throughout the 16th. In addition, coal and natural gas energy are also vital resources in the district. As a result, he is committed to advancing nuclear production at home and focusing on energy independence.