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