WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that she has been selected to serve on the Senate Committee on Armed Services (SASC) in the 117th Congress. With the addition of this new committee position, Senator Rosen has the distinction of being the Democratic Senator holding the most committee assignments this Congress and the only member of the Nevada Delegation on the Armed Services Committee in either chamber, and the first Nevada Senator appointed to this committee in nearly 15 years.
“In an era of increased threats to our nation and global instability, we must maintain a military force that is properly equipped, trained, and ready to overcome any challenge that the United States may face,” said Senator Rosen. “Nevada is the proud home to multiple military bases and installations, and to brave men and women who make up our armed forces. I admire and deeply respect the men and women who serve our nation, and I am honored to join the Senate Armed Services Committee. As a committee member, I will advocate for our troops, our national defense, and for Nevada’s many military facilities and projects. I pledge to continue my efforts to ensure the safety and security of the United States and our servicemembers.”
“Nevada’s veterans and members of the military in our state need strong advocates in Congress,” said Kat Miller, Director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. “I am glad to see that Senator Rosen will be joining the Senate Armed Services Committee where she will be able to continue her work to support our men and women in uniform.”
BACKGROUND: The Senate Armed Services Committee has legislative oversight of the nation's military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System, and other matters related to defense policy.
As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, then-Congresswoman Rosen was a member of the House Committee on Armed Services.
Rosen will also continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and the Special Committee on Aging.