Wilson Receives Armed Services Subcommittee Assignments

Feb 11, 2002
Press Release
Appointed to HASC Research & Development and Personnel Subcommittees and DOE Oversight Panel
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, a member of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, today was appointed to the HASC Military Research and Development Subcommittee, Military Personnel Subcommittee, and the Special Oversight Panel on Department of Energy Reorganization. “I am pleased to hear of my subcommittee and panel appointments today, as I have been anxious to start working on the important issues of national defense in this time of war,” said Rep. Joe Wilson. “It is certainly a privilege to have received assignments to such critical subcommittees as Military Research & Development and Military Personnel, that directly affect our service members, veterans, and bases in the Second District. I am also fortunate to have been appointed to the Special Oversight Panel on Department of Energy Reorganization, which covers important issues dealing with the Savannah River Site, something important to all South Carolinians.” The Military Research & Development Subcommittee oversees the development and testing of key military systems, weapons programs, and technologies that fulfill our military’s needs. The Subcommittee on Military Personnel deals with issues surrounding our military forces and personnel policy, compensation, and other benefits. The Special Oversight Panel on Department of Energy Reorganization conducts oversight of the establishment and organization of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “Knowing of Joe Wilson’s 28 year experience in the Army Reserves and National Guard, and his commitment to national defense, I am confident he will be an invaluable asset to our committee,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman, Bob Stump, R-AZ. Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-CA, said, “It’s great to have Joe Wilson, a talented member of Congress from South Carolina carry on the tradition of Floyd Spence in the national defense arena. I look forward to working with him.” ###