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House Committee on Armed Services

The House Committee on Armed Services has legislative jurisdiction over military and defense. (source)


Chair:
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9]
Vice Chair:
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
Democrats:
31
Republicans:
26

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Adam Smith
Chair
Democrat
WA-9
Portrait of Anthony Brown
Vice Chair
Democrat
MD-4
Portrait of Mac Thornberry
Ranking Member
Republican
TX-13
Portrait of Jim Cooper
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
TN-5
chair, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Portrait of Joe Courtney
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
CT-2
chair, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Portrait of John Garamendi
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
CA-3
chair, Subcommittee on Readiness
Portrait of James “Jim” Langevin
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
RI-2
Portrait of Donald Norcross
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
NJ-1
chair, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
Portrait of Jackie Speier
Subcommittee Chair
Democrat
CA-14
chair, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Portrait of Gilbert Cisneros
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Democrat
CA-39
vice chair, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Portrait of Jason Crow
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Democrat
CO-6
Portrait of Kendra Horn
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Democrat
OK-5
vice chair, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Portrait of Andy Kim
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Democrat
NJ-3
vice chair, Subcommittee on Readiness
Portrait of Elaine Luria
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Democrat
VA-2
vice chair, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Portrait of Xochitl Torres Small
Subcommittee Vice Chair
Democrat
NM-2
vice chair, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
Portrait of Vicky Hartzler
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
MO-4
ranking member, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
Portrait of Trent Kelly
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
MS-1
ranking member, Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Portrait of Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
CO-5
ranking member, Subcommittee on Readiness
Portrait of Elise Stefanik
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
NY-21
Portrait of Michael Turner
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
OH-10
ranking member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Portrait of Robert Wittman
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Republican
VA-1
ranking member, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
Portrait of Ralph Abraham
Republican
LA-5
Portrait of Don Bacon
Republican
NE-2
Portrait of Jim Banks
Republican
IN-3
Portrait of Jack Bergman
Republican
MI-1
Portrait of Rob Bishop
Republican
UT-1
Portrait of Anthony Brindisi
Democrat
NY-22
Portrait of Mo Brooks
Republican
AL-5
Portrait of Bradley Byrne
Republican
AL-1
Portrait of Salud Carbajal
Democrat
CA-24
Portrait of Liz Cheney
Republican
Wyoming
Portrait of Michael Conaway
Republican
TX-11
Portrait of Paul Cook
Republican
CA-8
Portrait of Susan Davis
Democrat
CA-53
Portrait of Scott DesJarlais
Republican
TN-4
Portrait of Veronica Escobar
Democrat
TX-16
Portrait of Tulsi Gabbard
Democrat
HI-2
Portrait of Matt Gaetz
Republican
FL-1
Portrait of Mike Gallagher
Republican
WI-8
Portrait of Ruben Gallego
Democrat
AZ-7
Portrait of Jared Golden
Democrat
ME-2
Portrait of Sam Graves
Republican
MO-6
Portrait of Debra Haaland
Democrat
NM-1
Portrait of Chrissy Houlahan
Democrat
PA-6
Portrait of William Keating
Democrat
MA-9
Portrait of Ro Khanna
Democrat
CA-17
Portrait of Rick Larsen
Democrat
WA-2
Portrait of Paul Mitchell
Republican
MI-10
Portrait of Seth Moulton
Democrat
MA-6
Portrait of Mike Rogers
Republican
AL-3
Portrait of Austin Scott
Republican
GA-8
Portrait of Mikie Sherrill
Democrat
NJ-11
Portrait of Elissa Slotkin
Democrat
MI-8
Portrait of Lori Trahan
Democrat
MA-3
Portrait of Filemon Vela
Democrat
TX-34
Portrait of Michael Waltz
Republican
FL-6
Portrait of Joe Wilson
Republican
SC-2

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 398 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Thornberry Announce Markup Schedule for Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act
    — Jun 5, 2020

Smith and 30 HASC Democrats Call for Accountability from Military Leadership on Behalf of the American People
    — Jun 5, 2020

HASC Schedule: June 8 – 12
    — Jun 4, 2020

Smith, Nadler, Grijalva, and Thompson Call for Answers on Trump Administrations Use of Force Against Peaceful DC Protestors
    — Jun 3, 2020

Smith Calls on Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to Explain Military Activity in Washington, D.C.
    — Jun 3, 2020

Smith Demands Answers on the Apparent Militarization of America
    — Jun 2, 2020

Smith Statement on Trump’s Intent to Invoke the Insurrection Act
    — Jun 1, 2020

HASC Schedule: June 1 - 5
    — May 29, 2020

Smith & Engel Denounce Trump Administration’s Illegal Withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty
    — May 22, 2020

Smith, Speier Call on President Trump to Extend National Guard Activation to Combat COVID-19
    — May 22, 2020

Smith and 20 Armed Services Democrats Slam Trump Administration’s Open Skies Treaty Withdrawal
    — May 22, 2020

Smith, Cooper Statement on Trump Administration’s Withdrawal From the Open Skies Treaty
    — May 21, 2020

Thornberry on China Strategy Report
    — May 21, 2020

Smith Statement on Navy’s First Transgender Service Waiver
    — May 18, 2020

Smith, Thornberry Sign Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to Administration in Support of MFO in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula
    — May 15, 2020

Smith, Thornberry, and 20 Bipartisan Members Demand Answers From FCC
    — May 8, 2020

Smith, Thornberry, and 20 Bipartisan Members Demand Answers From FCC
    — May 8, 2020

Smith Statement on the Navy’s Additional Investigation of the COVID-19 Outbreak Aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt
    — Apr 29, 2020

Smith, Thornberry Statement on FY21 NDAA Process
    — Apr 28, 2020

Smith Slams Trump Administration’s Continued Theft of DoD Funding
    — Apr 28, 2020