Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) assigned Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-01, OK) to the House Armed Services (HASC) Subcommittees on Strategic Forces and Seapower and Projection Forces.
Strategic Forces oversees our nation’s nuclear arsenal, missile defense, and space programs. Seapower and Projection Forces covers Navy and Marine Corps procurement and research and development programs.
HASC authorizes funding for national security and sets Department of Defense policy. The Committee annually drafts and passes the National Defense Authorization Act, legislation which Congress has passed over 50 years in a row.
Bridenstine said, “I am honored to serve on these subcommittees and look forward to ensuring Congress’ core constitutional responsibility to ‘provide for the common defense.’”