Congressman Joe Wilson currently serves on two committees consisting of subcommittees that oversee specific types of legislation. To learn more about the jurisdiction of the subcommittees Joe serves on, please read the following information:
House Armed Services Committee
The House Armed Services Committee holds jurisdiction over general defense policy, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, and the Cooperative Threat Reduction program. Additionally, it has jurisdiction over specific issues, such as counter drug programs, detainee affairs and policy, acquisition and industrial base policy, technology transfer and expert controls, joint interoperability, and the Department of Energy nonproliferation programs. For more information about the House Armed Services Committee, please visit the committee’s website.
The House Armed Services Committee maintains six permanent subcommittees and an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Each of our subcommittees have differing jurisdictions, which overlap on key issues, but all are dedicated to providing for the men and women of America's Armed Forces and the nation's common defense. I am honored to lead the Subcommittee on Readiness and serve on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
Subcommittee on Readiness
The Readiness Subcommittee has oversight for over $250 billion. The subcommittee directly oversees aspects of the military, such as readiness, training, logistics, maintenance, military construction, installations, and family housing issues. 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. Please visit the subcommittee’s website for more information.
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs considers legislation that impacts the international community and oversees the Department of State, the Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the United Nations, and the enforcement of the Arms Export Control Act. The committee is responsible for oversight and legislation relating to foreign assistance, treaties and other international agreements, international law, international broadcasting, and international law enforcement issues, including narcotics control programs and activities. For more information about the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, please visit the committee’s website.
Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee, Ranking Member
Europe, Eurasia, and the Enviroment Subcommittee
The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and the Environment Subcommittee is a critical subcommittee that overseas all aspects of the United States’ relationship with countries of this region. Matters such as political relations, disaster assistance, financial relations, activities of the United Nation, and security pacts come through this subcommittee as well as emerging threats to the national security of this nation. Please visit the subcommittee’s website for more information.