HASC Sets Roster, Prepares for First Hearings

February 6, 2023

The House Armed Services Committee holds its first hearings this week with its new membership, which was finalized last week and announced by the Chair Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Wash.).

Subcommittee leaders include Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Andy Kim (D-N.J.) on the Military Personnel Subcommittee, Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and John Garamendi (D-Calif.) on the Readiness Subcommittee, and Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and Ro Khana (D-Calif.) on the Cyber, Information Technology, and Innovation Subcommittee.

Check out the full committee and subcommittee rosters here.

One notable name was missing from the roster. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), who has served on the Armed Services Committee since he came to Congress 21 years ago, is taking a “leave of absence” from the committee, CQ reported, citing a letter Larsen wrote to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). He will instead become ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

HASC has two full hearings this week – a hearing about China on Tuesday and one about the defense industrial base on Wednesday.

DOD photo by Air Force TSgt. Jack Sanders

February 6, 2023

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