Washington D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), announced subcommittee members for the 113th Congress and made the following statements.

"Our Members serve as the backbone of the Armed Services Committee. I'm pleased with both the leadership and the expertise that our subcommittee chairmen bring to table.  I expect that each of them will continue our strong record of bipartisanship, as we endeavor to fulfill our constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense," McKeon said. 

"Our committee membership represents a diverse, cross-cut of the country with a wide range of expertise and experience,” Smith said. “Together, over the coming months and years, we will work to ensure that the men and women of our armed forces have the tools and resources necessary to deter, confront and defeat threats wherever they may emerge. 

“Led by a strong and seasoned group of Ranking Members, the subcommittees will each focus on an important portion of the overall defense budget and their respective areas of departmental oversight. Ranking Member leadership will be imperative to ensuring that the Department of Defense is deploying and utilizing resources as efficiently and effectively as possible,” Smith said. 

Below are the Subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress:

Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Republican Members (10)
Mac Thornberry of Texas, Chairman
Jeff Miller of Florida
John Kline of Minnesota
Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania
Rich Nugent of Florida
Trent Franks of Arizona
Duncan Hunter of California
Chris Gibson of New York
Vicky Hartzler of Missouri
Joe Heck of Nevada

Democratic Members (8)
James R. Langevin of Rhode Island, Ranking Member 
Susan A. Davis of California 
Hank Johnson of Georgia 
Andre Carson of Indiana 
Dan Maffei of New York 
Derek Kilmer of Washington 
Joaquin Castro of Texas
Scott Peters of California

Military Personnel
Republican Members (8)
Joe Wilson of South Carolina, Chairman
Walter Jones of North Carolina
Joe Heck of Nevada
Austin Scott of Georgia
Brad Wenstrup of Ohio
Jackie Walorski of Indiana
Chris Gibson of New York
Kristi Noem of South Dakota

Democratic Members (6) 
Susan A. Davis of California, Ranking Member 
Robert A. Brady of Pennsylvania 
Madeleine Z. Bordallo of Guam 
David Loebsack of Iowa 
Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts 
Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire

Readiness
Republican Members (11)

Rob Wittman of Virginia, Chairman
Rob Bishop of Utah
Vicky Hartzler of Missouri
Austin Scott of Georgia
Kristi Noem of South Dakota
Randy Forbes of Virginia
Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey
Mike Rogers of Alabama
Doug Lamborn of Colorado
Scott Rigell of Virginia
Steve Palazzo of Missouri

Democratic Members (9) 
Madeleine Z. Bordallo of Guam, Ranking Member 
Joe Courtney of Connecticut 
David Loebsack of Iowa 
Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii 
Jackie Speier of California 
Ron Barber of Arizona 
Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire 
Bill Enyart of Illinois 
Pete Gallego of Texas

Seapower and Projection Forces 
Republican Members (10)
Randy Forbes of Virginia, Chairman
Mike Conaway of Texas
Duncan Hunter of California
Scott Rigell of Virginia
Steve Palazzo of Mississippi
Rob Wittman of Virginia
Mike Coffman of Colorado
Jon Runyan of New Jersey 
Kristi Noem of South Dakota
Paul Cook of California

Democratic Members (8) 
Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Ranking Member 
Joe Courtney of Connecticut, Vice Ranking Member 
James R. Langevin of Rhode Island 
Rick Larsen of Washington 
Hank Johnson of Georgia 
Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii 
Derek Kilmer of Washington 
Scott Peters of California

Strategic Forces
Republican Members (10)

Mike Rogers of Alabama, Chairman
Trent Franks of Arizona
Doug Lamborn of Colorado
Mike Coffman of Colorado
Mo Brooks or Alabama
Joe Wilson of South Carolina
Mike Turner of Ohio
John Fleming of Louisiana
Rich Nugent of Florida
Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma

Democratic Members (8) 
Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Ranking Member
Loretta Sanchez of California
James R. Langevin of Rhode Island 
Rick Larsen of Washington 
John Garamendi of California 
Hank Johnson of Georgia 
Andre Carson of Indiana 
Marc Veasey of Texas

Tactical Air and Land Forces
Republican Members (13)

Mike Turner of Ohio, Chairman
Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey
John Fleming of Louisiana
Chris Gibson of New York
Jon Runyan of New Jersey
Martha Roby of Alabama
Paul Cook of California 
Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma
Brad Wenstrup of Ohio
Jackie Walorski of Indiana
Mac Thornberry of Texas
Walter Jones of North Carolina
Rob Bishop of Utah

Democratic Members (11) 
Loretta Sanchez of California, Ranking Member
Mike McIntyre of North Carolina
Jim Cooper of Tennessee
John Garamendi of California
Ron Barber of Arizona
Dan Maffei of New York
Joaquin Castro of Texas
Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
Bill Enyart of Illinois
Pete Gallego of Texas
Marc Veasey of Texas 

Oversight & Investigations
Republican Members (6)

Martha Roby of Alabama, Chairman
Mike Conaway of Texas
Mo Brooks of Alabama
Walter Jones of North Carolina
Austin Scott of Georgia
Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma

Democratic Members (4)
Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts, Ranking Member
Rob Andrews of New Jersey
Jackie Speier of California
Tammy Duckworth of Illinois


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