WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Eric Schmitt announced that he was appointed to serve on the United States Senate Armed Services Committee, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the Joint Economic Committee for the 118th Congress.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed to serve on the Armed Services, Commerce, and Joint Economic Committees in the United States Senate. There are important issues to tackle, from dismantling the alliance between the federal government and big tech to halting China’s bid for global dominance – these committee assignments enable me to do just that,” said Senator Schmitt. “I plan to continue to fight to ease the economic burden and pain inflicted on Missourians and Americans by the Biden Administration’s reckless spending and ensure our military is the most revered fighting force in the world. In these committees, on the Senate floor, and in everything I do, I will fight for hardworking Missourians and Americans.”
U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services
The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services has broad jurisdiction over the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force, common defense issues, military research and development, emerging threats, national security aspects of nuclear energy, and various other areas.
Missouri is home to two major military bases: Fort Leonard Wood, which supports around 95,000 servicemembers and civilians and is the largest military base in Missouri, and Whiteman Airforce Base, home of the B2 Stealth Bomber program and the upcoming B21 Raider Stealth Bomber.
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has broad jurisdiction over matters relating to interstate and marine commerce, civil transportation (cars, trucks, commercial airlines, and rail), consumer protection, communications and broadband, and various other areas.
Joint Economic Committee
The Joint Economic Committee’s primary task is to review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic policy.