United States Senate Committee on Armed Services
The Committee on Armed Services is a Second World War. It merged the responsibilities of the Committee on Naval Affairs (established in 1816) and the Committee on Military Affairs (also established in 1816). Considered one of the most powerful Senate committees, its broad mandate allowed it to report some of the most extensive and revolutionary legislation during the Cold War years, including the National Security Act of 1947.
- Jurisdiction 1
- Members, 113th Congress 2
- Subcommittees 3
- Committee on Military Affairs, 1816–1947 4.1
- Committee on Naval Affairs, 1816–1947 4.2
- Committee on Armed Services, 1947–present 4.3
- See also 5
- Footnotes 6
- External links 7
According to the Senate Rules Committee, all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects are referred to the Armed Services Committee:
- Aeronautical and space activities pertaining to or primarily associated with the development of weapons systems or military operations.
- Common defense.
- Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force, generally.
- Maintenance and operation of the Panama Canal, including administration, sanitation, and government of the Canal Zone.
- Military research and development.
- National security aspects of nuclear energy.
- Naval petroleum reserves, except those in Alaska.
- Pay, promotion, retirement, and other benefits and privileges of members of the Armed Forces, including overseas education of civilian and military dependents.
- Selective service system.
- Strategic and critical materials necessary for the common defense.
Members, 113th Congress
|Subcommittee Name||Chair||Ranking Member|
|Airland||Joe Manchin (D-WV)||Roger Wicker (R-MS)|
|Emerging Threats and Capabilities||Kay Hagan (D-NC)||Deb Fischer (R-NE)|
|Personnel||Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)||Lindsey Graham (R-SC)|
|Readiness and Management Support||Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)||Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)|
|Seapower||Jack Reed (D-RI)||John McCain (R-AZ)|
|Strategic Forces||Mark Udall (D-CO)||Jeff Sessions (R-AL)|
Committee on Military Affairs, 1816–1947
|George M. Troup||DR||GA||1817–1818|
|William Henry Harrison||NR||OH||1825–1828|
|Thomas Hart Benton||D||MO||1828–1841|
|John J. Crittenden||W||KY||1842–1845|
|Thomas Hart Benton||D||MO||1845–1849|
|John A. Logan||R||IL||1872–1877|
|George E. Spencer||R||AL||1877–1879|
|John A. Logan||R||IL||1881–1886|
|Joseph R. Hawley||R||CT||1887–1893|
|Joseph R. Hawley||R||CT||1895–1905|
|Francis E. Warren||R||WY||1905–1911|
|Henry A. du Pont||R||DE||1911–1913|
|Joseph F. Johnston||D||AL||1913|
|George E. Chamberlain||D||OR||1913–1919|
|James W. Wadsworth, Jr.||R||NY||1919–1927|
|David A. Reed||R||PA||1927–1933|
|Robert R. Reynolds||D||NC||1941–1945|
|Robert Y. Hayne||D||SC||1825–1832|
|George M. Dallas||D||PA||1832–1833|
|William C. Rives||D||VA||1836–1839|
|Willie P. Mangum||W||NC||1841–1842|
|Richard H. Bayard||W||DE||1842–1845|
|David Levy Yulee||D||FL||1847–1851|
|William M. Gwin||D||CA||1851–1855|
|John P. Hale||R||NH||1861–1864|
|Aaron A. Sargent||R||CA||1877–1879|
|John R. McPherson||D||NJ||1879–1881|
|James Donald Cameron||R||PA||1881–1893|
|John R. McPherson||D||NJ||1893–1895|
|James Donald Cameron||R||PA||1895–1897|
|George C. Perkins||R||CA||1909–1913|
|Claude A. Swanson||D||VA||1918–1919|
|Carroll S. Page||R||VT||1919–1923|
|David I. Walsh||D||MA||1937–1947|
Committee on Armed Services, 1947–present
|Chan Gurney||Republican||South Dakota||1947–1949|
|Millard E. Tydings||Democratic||Maryland||1949–1951|
|Richard B. Russell||Democratic||Georgia||1951–1953|
|Richard B. Russell||Democratic||Georgia||1955–1969|
|John C. Stennis||Democratic||Mississippi||1969–1981|
|Strom Thurmond||Republican||South Carolina||1995–1999|
- Rule XXV: Committees, Standing Rules of the United States Senate.
- Angus King is an independent, but caucuses with the Democrats.
United States Senate Armed Services Committee Website
- Committee Publications
- Committee Hearing Schedule & Archive
- Committee Press Releases
Department of Defense
- Department of the Air Force
- Department of the Army
- Department of the Navy
- Armed Forces Retirement Home
- Selected Service System
- Four Torture Memos Released April 16, 2009, in response to FOIA suit by ACLU Senate Armed Services Committee Report on Torture released April 22, 2009.
- Senate Armed Services Committee member profiles collected news and commentary at The Washington Post