WASHINGTON — Congressman Mike McIntyre, who has ascended to the No. 3 ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, has also been unanimously elected to serve as the No. 1 ranking member on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. This key subcommittee has oversight over the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps programs, including acquisition of all Naval ships and equipment, Marine equipment and Air Force deep strike bombers.
“Ensuring our nation’s security and freedom is of utmost importance to our entire nation, and it is a great honor to be selected to serve in this leadership position to oversee our Navy and Marine Corps,” McIntrye said. “We must do all we can to bolster our Naval fleet and air operations and provide the Marine Corps with the equipment they need for combat and security. I look forward to working in a bi-partisan manner to protect our country and make sure our servicemen and women have the resources and tools necessary to do their job.”
The full jurisdiction of the Seapower Subcommittee includes: Navy and Marine Corps acquisition programs and Naval Reserve equipment, deep strike bombers, lift programs, and weapons systems accounts to include shipyard operations. In addition, the subcommittee will be responsible for maritime programs under the jurisdiction of the Committee.
McIntyre has also been appointed to serve on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee which includes jurisdiction over all Army and Air Force acquisition programs and weapons systems. In addition, this subcommittee will be responsible for Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs and weapons system, National Guard and Army and Air Force reserve modernization, and ammunition programs.