Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, Congressman Adam Smith, welcomes nine new members to the committee.

“I would like to welcome these nine outstanding members of Congress to the House Armed Services Committee. As we all know, this committee works in a bipartisan manner on a wide range of issues pertaining to our national security, and ensuring that we continue to uphold our commitment to our service men and women. I look forward to working with all of our new members, and I am certain that their backgrounds and expertise will contribute to the success our of committee.”

 The nine new members are (alphabetical):

 Rep. Castro, Texas        

  • Rep. Duckworth, Illinois  
  • Rep. Eynart, Illinois         
  • Rep. Gallego, Texas      
  • Rep. Kilmer, Washington State        
  • Rep, Maffei, New York          
  • Rep. Peters, California          
  • Rep. Shea Porter, New Hampshire
  • Rep. Veasey, Texas