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Senate Armed Services Committee Unveils New Subcommittee Leaders, Ranking Members

The Senate Armed Services Committee has selected chairpersons and ranking members who will lead the panel’s subcommittees in the 115th Congress.

SASC said Wednesday Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), respective chairman and ranking member of the committee, will serve as ex-officio members of all armed services subcommittees.

Names of senators and the subcommittees they will chair are provided below:

  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) – Subcommittee on Airland
  • Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) – Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) – Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) – Subcommittee on Personnel
  • Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) – Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) – Subcommittee on Seapower
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) – Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

Ranking members who will serve on SASC subcommittees include:

  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) – Subcommittee on Airland
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) – Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) – Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) – Subcommittee on Personnel
  • Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) – Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) – Subcommittee on Seapower
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) – Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

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