The Armed Services Committee is chaired by Reps. Mac Thornberry (TX) and ranking member Adam Smith (WA). Congresswoman Speier serves on the Oversight & Investigations subcommittee which conducts studies and investigations across the jurisdiction of the House Armed Services Committee, including inquiries into allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, and wrongdoing and inefficiencies within the Department of Defense. Members and staff conduct comprehensive oversight studies of major programs and issues and produce reports for the Committee and DOD providing recommendations and improvements of these programs.
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by U.S. Congressman Devin Nunes (California). The HPSCI is charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the US Government, and the Military Intelligence Program.
Republicans’ Select Committee to Attack Planned Parenthood
In 2015 House Republicans announced the creation of a Select Committee to Attack Women’s Health. Congresswoman Speier agreed to serve as one of the Democratic members of the committee in order to fiercely defend women’s rights and women’s health. Speier, along with all Democratic members of the panel, has denounced the majority’s tactics on the panel and called for it to be disbanded. She is continuing to serve and fighting to try and keep the majority honest.