World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

House Armed Services Committee

Article Id: WHEBN0001787957
Reproduction Date:

Title: House Armed Services Committee  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Don't ask, don't tell, National Security Agency, USS Liberty incident, Lockheed Martin, United States Air Force Academy, Neosho, Missouri, Newington, New Hampshire, Richard Helms, Barbara Boxer, North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

House Armed Services Committee

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 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.[1] 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, 113th Congress

Majority[2] Minority[3]


Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Tactical Air and Land Forces Mike Turner (R-OH) Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Military Personnel Joe Wilson (R-SC) Susan Davis (D-CA)
Oversight and Investigations Martha Roby (R-AL) Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
Readiness Rob Wittman (R-VA) Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)
Seapower and Projection Forces Randy Forbes (R-VA) Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Strategic Forces Mike D. Rogers (R-AL) Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Emerging Threats and Capabilities Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Jim Langevin (D-RI)

Source: [4]

Chairmen since 1947

Chairman Party State Years
Walter G. Andrews Republican New York 1947-1949
Carl Vinson Democratic Georgia 1949-1953
Dewey J. Short Republican Missouri 1953-1955
Carl Vinson Democratic Georgia 1955-1965
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
Les Aspin Democratic Wisconsin 1985-1993
Ron Dellums Democratic California 1993-1995
Floyd D. Spence Republican South Carolina 1995-2001
Robert L. Stump Republican Arizona 2001-2003
Duncan L. Hunter Republican California 2003-2007
Ike Skelton Democratic Missouri 2007-2011
Buck McKeon Republican California 2011-


External links

  • House Armed Services Committee home page
  • Congressional Directory including lists of past memberships

Template:US military navbox

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.