United States House Committee on Armed Services

United States House Committee on Armed Services

United States House Committee on Armed Services emblem

The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is responsible for funding and oversight of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States armed forces, as well as substantial portions of the Department of Energy.


  • History 1
  • Members, 113th Congress 2
  • Subcommittees 3
  • Chairmen since 1947 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The Armed Services Committee was created by the

  • House Armed Services Committee home page
  • Congressional Directory including lists of past memberships

External links

  1. ^ Chapter 4. Records of the Armed Services Committee and Its Predecessors Guide to the Record of the U.S. House of Representatives at the National Archives, 1789-1989 (Record Group 233)
  2. ^ H.Res. 6, H.Res. 17
  3. ^ H.Res. 7, H.Res. 22
  4. ^ "McKeon Names Armed Services Subcommittee Chairmen for 113th Congress". Armed Services Committee. December 13, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 


Chairman Party State Years
Walter G. Andrews Republican New York 1947-1949
Carl Vinson Democratic Georgia 1949-1953
Dewey J. Short Republican Missouri 1953-1955
Carl Vinson Democratic Georgia 1955-1965
L. Mendel Rivers Democratic South Carolina 1965-1970
Philip J. Philbin Democratic Massachusetts 1970-1971
F. Edward Hébert Democratic Louisiana 1971-1975
Charles Melvin Price Democratic Illinois 1975-1985
Les Aspin Democratic Wisconsin 1985-1993
Ron Dellums Democratic California 1993-1995
Floyd D. Spence Republican South Carolina 1995-2001
Robert L. Stump Republican Arizona 2001-2003
Duncan L. Hunter Republican California 2003-2007
Ike Skelton Democratic Missouri 2007-2011
Buck McKeon Republican California 2011-

Chairmen since 1947

Source: [4]

Subcommittee Chair Ranking Member
Tactical Air and Land Forces Mike Turner (R-OH) Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Military Personnel Joe Wilson (R-SC) Susan Davis (D-CA)
Oversight and Investigations Martha Roby (R-AL) Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
Readiness Rob Wittman (R-VA) Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU)
Seapower and Projection Forces Randy Forbes (R-VA) Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Strategic Forces Mike D. Rogers (R-AL) Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Emerging Threats and Capabilities Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Jim Langevin (D-RI)


Majority[2] Minority[3]

Members, 113th Congress

When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 1994, the committee was renamed the Committee on National Security. It was later renamed the Committee on Armed Services. [1]