Senate Committee on Appropriations:
Subcommittee on Department of Defense

Chairman:
Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
Republicans:
10
Democrats:
9

The chairman 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.

Subcommittee Members

Chairman
Thad Cochran
Mississippi
Republican
Ranking Member
Richard Durbin
Illinois
Democrat
Lamar Alexander
Tennessee
Republican
Roy Blunt
Missouri
Republican
Susan Collins
Maine
Republican
Steve Daines
Montana
Republican
Dianne Feinstein
California
Democrat
Lindsey Graham
South Carolina
Republican
Patrick Leahy
Vermont
Democrat
Mitch McConnell
Kentucky
Republican
Barbara Mikulski
Maryland
Democrat
Jerry Moran
Kansas
Republican
Lisa Murkowski
Alaska
Republican
Patty Murray
Washington
Democrat
John “Jack” Reed
Rhode Island
Democrat
Brian Schatz
Hawaii
Democrat
Richard Shelby
Alabama
Republican
Jon Tester
Montana
Democrat
Tom Udall
New Mexico
Democrat