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Apr 20, 2021 Press Release


In both AFRICOM and CENTCOM, we have made progress in combatting terrorists, but they are not completely gone.  

Adding to the problem, many groups have spread out, making them more difficult to locate.   

General Townsend, as we discussed last week, maintaining pressure on these terrorist networks, remains vitally important. 

But spending in AFRICOM comprises only 0.3% of our defense budget.  

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement at a committee hearing on “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in Europe.”

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

European Command and our NATO allies are facing an increasingly belligerent Russia and growing Chinese influence operations.

Russia continues to modernize, investing in hypersonics, strategic capabilities, and information warfare. 

Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today after President Joe Biden announced the United States would withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021:

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The Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems has jurisdiction over Department of Defense policy related to the acquisition of computer software, the electromagnetic spectrum, and electromagnetic warfare; and Department of Defense policy and programs and accounts related to artificial intelligence, cyber security, cyber operations, cyber forces, information technol

The Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations has jurisdiction over Department of Defense policy and programs and accounts related to military intelligence, national intelligence, countering weapons of mass destruction, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, other sensitive military operations, and special operations forces.

The Military Personnel Subcommittee is responsible for military personnel policy, reserve component integration and employment issues, military health care, military education, and POW/MIA issues. This subcommittee makes sure that our troops and their loved ones are receiving the first class benefits that they deserve.
The Readiness Subcommittee is 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. The Readiness Subcommittee makes sure that our troops are properly trained and their equipment is properly maintained so they can succeed in their missions, and that they have the facilities and services they deserve when they return home.
The Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee has oversight over Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force programs. Through its authorization for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force procurement and R&D programs, this subcommittee is committed to reversing the decline in the Air Force’s Global Mobility and Bomber forces, Navy battle force fleet, strengthening the naval air component, and providing the Marine Corps warfighter with essential equipment for combat operations.
The Strategic Forces Subcommittee oversees our nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs. It makes sure our nation is properly prepared for any missile or nuclear attacks.
The Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee 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. This subcommittee authorizes procurement and R&D programs to ensure that America’s solider and airmen are fully equipped to carry out their mission and keep our nation safe.