Jan. 14, 2011 - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon has selected members to serve as subcommittee chairpersons for the 112th Congress. Below is a list of the selections as well as their top contributions by interest group.
Air and Land Forces – Conducts oversight of ammunition programs, Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, and National Guard and Army and Air Force National Guard and Reserve.
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Maryland
Military Personnel – Responsible for military personnel policy, reserve component integration and employment issues, military health care, military education, and POW/MIA issues.
Rep. Joe Wilson, South Carolina
|Securities & Investment||$26,650|
Oversight and Investigations – Conducts studies and investigations across the jurisdiction of the House Armed Services Committee, including inquiries into allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, and wrongdoing and inefficiencies within the Department of Defense.
Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia
|Banks and Credit||$28,150|
|Special Trade Contractors||$21,150|
|Food & Beverage||$19,550|
Readiness – Responsible for the single largest account within DOD’s budget. It oversees military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance issues and programs, military construction, installations and family housing issues, and the BRAC process. It also oversees civilian personnel, energy security, and environmental issues that affect DOD.
Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Virginia
|Banks and Credit||$29,260|
|Beer, Wine & Liquor||$23,000|
|Special Trade Contractors||$22,000|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$21,450|
Seapower and Expeditionary Forces – Has oversight over the Navy and Marine Corps programs. Through its authorization for Navy and Marine Corps procurement and R&D programs, this subcommittee is committed to reversing the decline in the Navy battle force fleet, strengthening the naval air component, and providing the Marine Corps warfighter with essential equipment for combat operations.
Rep. W. Todd Akin, Missouri
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$34,950|
|Securities & Investment||$15,200|
Strategic Forces – Oversees our nation’s strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense, space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs (excluding nonproliferation programs).
Rep. Michael Turner, Ohio
|Misc Manufacturing & Distributing||$18,450|
|Public Sector Unions||$16,000|
|Securities & Investment||$15,300|
Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities – Responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives and counterproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, this subcommittee oversees U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), information technology and programs, force protection policy and oversight, and related intelligence support.
Rep. Mac Thornberry, Texas
|Oil & Gas||$47,725|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$23,100|
|Banks and Credit||$15,375|
Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Nov 23, 2008 - Nov 22, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org)