HASC Announces Subcommittee Members for 113th Congress

HASC Announces Subcommittee Members for 113th Congress

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) today announced the Republican and Democratic membership of its seven subcommittees.  The subcommittee on Strategic Forces has jurisdiction over most military space programs.

HASC is chaired by Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and the top Democrat (Ranking Member) is Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA).   The committee is an authorization committee that sets policy and recommends funding levels, though the funds themselves must be provided by the appropriations committee.  The seven subcommittees are:  Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Military Personnel; Readiness; Seapower and Projection Forces; Strategic Forces; Tactical Air and Land Forces; and Oversight and Investigations. 

The Strategic Forces subcommittee has a new chairman and ranking member this Congress.  Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) replaces Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) replaces Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).   Turner and Sanchez remain members of this subcommittee, but both moved in their respective positions to the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.

 The complete subcommittee roster is as follows:


  • Mike Rogers (R-AL), chairman
  • Trent Franks (R-AZ)
  • Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
  • Mike Coffman (R-CO)
  • Mo Brooks (R-AL)
  • Joe Wilson (R-SC)
  • Mike Turner (R-OH)
  • John Fleming (R-LA)
  • Rich Nugent (R-FL)
  • Jim Brindenstine (R-OK)


  • Jim Cooper (D-TN), ranking member
  • Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
  • James Langevin (D-RI)
  • Rick Larsen (D-WA)
  • John Garamendi (D-CA)
  • Hank Johnson (D-GA)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Marc Veasey (D-TX)



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