Just in from First District Congressman Walz' office in Washington:
Today, the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee appointed Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) to serve on the influential House Armed Services Committee. In addition, Walz will continue to serve in prominent roles on the Agriculture and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. Walz is the highest ranking enlisted soldier to ever serve in Congress.
“I’m honored to be selected by leadership to this influential committee and look forward to this new challenge and responsibility,” Representative Walzsaid about his selection to the House Armed Services Committee.
The Armed Services Committee retains jurisdiction of all subjects listed in clause 1(c) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives and retains exclusive jurisdiction for: defense policy generally, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, counter-drug programs, acquisition and industrial base policy, technology transfer and export controls, joint interoperability, the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, Department of Energy nonproliferation programs, and detainee affairs and policy.
Photo: First District Congressman Tim Walz, DFL-Mankato.
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