United States House Committee on Armed Services
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The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is responsible for funding and oversight of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States armed forces, as well as substantial portions of the Department of Energy.
The Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction over defense policy generally, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, counter-drug programs, acquisition and industrial base policy, technology transfer and export controls, joint interoperability, the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, Department of Energy nonproliferation programs, and detainee affairs and policy.
The Armed Services Committee was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, which consolidated the functions of two predecessor committees: the Committee on Military Affairs and the Committee on Naval Affairs, which were established as standing committees in 1822. Another predecessor, the Committee on the Militia, was created in 1835 and existed until 1911 when it was abolished and its jurisdiction transferred to the Committee on Military Affairs. When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 1994, the committee was renamed the Committee on National Security. It was later renamed the Committee on Armed Services.
Members, 116th CongressEdit
Historical membership rostersEdit
|Emerging Threats and Capabilities||Elise Stefanik (R-NY)||Jim Langevin (D-RI)|
|Military Personnel||Mike Coffman (R-CO)||Jackie Speier (D-CA)|
|Oversight and Investigations||Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)||Seth Moulton (D-MA)|
|Readiness||Joe Wilson (R-SC)||Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)|
|Seapower and Projection Forces||Rob Wittman (R-VA)||Joe Courtney (D-CT)|
|Strategic Forces||Mike Rogers (R-AL)||Jim Cooper (D-TN)|
|Tactical Air and Land Forces||Mike Turner (R-OH)||Niki Tsongas (D-MA)|
Chairmen since 1947Edit
|Walter G. Andrews||Republican||New York||1947-1949|
|Dewey J. Short||Republican||Missouri||1953-1955|
|L. Mendel Rivers||Democratic||South Carolina||1965-1970|
|Philip J. Philbin||Democratic||Massachusetts||1970-1971|
|F. Edward Hébert||Democratic||Louisiana||1971-1975|
|Charles Melvin Price||Democratic||Illinois||1975-1985|
|Floyd D. Spence||Republican||South Carolina||1995-2001|
|Robert L. Stump||Republican||Arizona||2001-2003|
|Duncan L. Hunter||Republican||California||2003-2007|
- "Jurisdiction and Rules". Armed Services Republicans. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
- Chapter 4. Records of the Armed Services Committee and Its Predecessors Guide to the Record of the U.S. House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989 (Record Group 233)
- H.Res. 6, H.Res. 36
- H.Res. 7, H.Res. 45, H.Res. 95
- "McKeon Names Armed Services Subcommittee Chairmen for 113th Congress". Armed Services Committee. December 13, 2012. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2013.