Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Assignments
January 28, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced her subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee.
On Armed Services, Congresswoman Gabbard will continue serving on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and has joined the Readiness Subcommittee.
“Serving on both the Seapower and Readiness Subcommittees give me a solid platform to advocate for maintaining strategic readiness for our troops based in Hawai‘i,” said Congresswoman Gabbard. “Both of these committee assignments ensure that Hawai‘i has a voice when it comes to decisions regarding Navy and Marine Corps programs, as well as overall military construction, troop readiness, training, and logistics for all branches of the military in Hawai‘i and across the country.”
The Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee has jurisdiction over all Navy acquisition programs, Naval Reserve equipment, and Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicle programs. This committee assignment will allow Rep. Gabbard to engage on issues related to the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the long-term viability of Pacific Missile Range Facility, and the Marine Corps Base at Kaneohe Bay.
The Readiness Subcommittee has jurisdiction over key programs with a direct impact on the military’s presence in Hawai‘i. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, and all military construction. The Readiness Subcommittee is also responsible for civilian personnel policy, depot policy, environmental policy, installations and family housing issues.
Gabbard also serves on two subcommittees on the House Foreign Affairs Committee: the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
“With new threats emerging around the world, we must consider opportunities to constructively engage our partners and allies,” continued Gabbard. “The Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee will play an important role in shaping America’s foreign policy and response to changing events abroad. Serving on the Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, I will continue to work on strengthening our positioning and relationships within East Asia and the Pacific Rim.”
The Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee has jurisdiction over U.S. relations with Europe and Eurasia. The subcommittee may also conduct oversight related to emerging foreign threats to the national security and interests of the United States. Also, with Europe facing terror from returning foreign fighters, and the continued aggression of Russia, this subcommittee will work to ensure U.S. foreign policy falls within the parameters of what is in the best interest of keeping the American people safe.
Issues before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific include political relations between the U.S. and countries in the region, disaster assistance, regional activities of the United Nations, and more.