Senator Blumenthal Named to Armed Services Subcommittees

(Washington, DC) – The Senate Armed Service Committee announced today that Senator Richard Blumenthal has been named to three Armed Services subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Personnel, Subcommittee on Seapower and the Subcommittee on AirLand. The subcommittees cover a variety of issues that affect the members of the Armed Forces and oversee a portion of every division of the United States Military.

The Subcommittee on Personnel is vital to protecting and representing the interests of all members of the Armed Forces and their families. The subcommittee is responsible for the health care and benefits that are provided to members of the military and their families and oversees programs including child care, family assistance, and retirement assistance.

The Subcommittee on Seapower is responsible for all Navy, Marine Corps, and special lift programs and oversees all maritime issues and procurements for these branches of the military.

The Subcommittee on AirLand oversees Army and Air Force programs and the tactical aviation programs of the Navy and Marine Corps. In addition, the subcommittee is responsible for National Guard and Reserve equipment and research and development programs in both the Army and the Air Force.

The full release from the Senate Armed Services Committee is below.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

March 9, 2011

Contacts:

Tara Andringa (Levin) 202-228-3685

Brooke Buchanan (McCain) 202-224-2235

 

Senate Committee on Armed Services Announces

Subcommittee Assignments for 112th Congress

 

WASHINGTON — Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, today announced subcommittee assignments for the 112th Congress. 

A complete listing of all Committee on Armed Services subcommittee memberships appears below.  Senators Levin and McCain serve as ex-officio members of all subcommittees. 

Subcommittee on AirLand

Senator Lieberman, Chairman

 

Senator Brown, Ranking Member

Senator Ben Nelson

 

Senator Inhofe

Senator McCaskill

 

Senator Sessions

Senator Manchin

 

Senator Wicker

Senator Gillibrand

 

Senator Vitter

Senator Blumenthal

 

 

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

Senator Hagan, Chairman

 

Senator Portman, Ranking Member 

Senator Reed

 

Senator Chambliss

Senator Mark Udall

 

Senator Brown

Senator Manchin

 

Senator Graham

Senator Shaheen

 

Senator  Cornyn

Senator Gillibrand

 

 

Subcommittee on Personnel 

Senator Webb, Chairman

 

Senator Graham, Ranking Member

Senator Lieberman

 

Senator Chambliss

Senator Akaka           

 

Senator Brown

Senator McCaskill

 

Senator Ayotte

Senator Hagan

 

Senator Collins

Senator Begich

 

Senator Vitter

Senator Blumenthal

 

 

 Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support 

Senator McCaskill, Chairman

 

Senator Ayotte, Ranking Member

Senator Akaka

 

Senator Inhofe

Senator Ben Nelson

 

Senator Chambliss

Senator Webb

 

Senator Portman

Senator Mark Udall

 

Senator Collins

Senator Begich

 

Senator Graham

Senator Manchin

 

Senator Cornyn

Senator Shaheen

 

 

Subcommittee on Seapower 

Senator Reed, Chairman    

 

Senator Wicker, Ranking Member

Senator Akaka

 

Senator Sessions

Senator Webb

 

Senator Ayotte

Senator Hagan

 

Senator Collins

Senator Blumenthal

 

 

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces

Senator Ben Nelson, Chairman

 

Senator Sessions, Ranking Member

Senator Lieberman

 

Senator Inhofe

Senator Reed

 

Senator Wicker

Senator Mark Udall

 

Senator Portman

Senator Begich

 

Senator Cornyn

Senator Shaheen

 

Senator Vitter

Senator Gillibrand

 

 

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