House Committee on Armed Services

The House Committee on Armed Services has jurisdiction and oversight over ammunition depots; forts; arsenals; and Army, Navy, and Air Force reservations and establishments; common defense generally; the Department of Defense generally, including the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, generally; interoceanic canals generally; military applications of nuclear energy; tactical intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the Department of Defense; national security aspects of merchant marine; pay, promotion, retirement, and other benefits and privileges of members of the armed forces; scientific research and development in support of the armed services; elective service; size and composition of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force; soldiers’ and sailors’ homes; cemeteries administered by the Department of Defense; and other areas. [House Manual Rule X, Clause 1 (c)]

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