House Armed Services Committee, Military Personnel and Strategic Forces Subcommittee
Congresswoman Speier serves on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), is the Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, and also serves on the Readiness Subcommittee.
HASC is responsible for funding and oversight of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States Armed Forces. That includes providing our military servicemembers with the best equipment available to carry out their current and future missions while ensuring that the Pentagon spends taxpayer dollars efficiently and effectively. This includes carefully examining our current policies and working to eliminate fraud, waste, and abuse.
The Subcommittee on Military Personnel has jurisdiction over Department of Defense policy and programs and accounts related to military personnel and their families, Reserve Component integration and employment, military health care, military education, dependent schools, POW/MIA issues, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, commissaries, cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and military retirement issues.
The Subcommittee on Readiness has jurisdiction over Department of Defense policy and programs and accounts related to military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance, military construction, organic industrial base, the civilian and contract workforce, environment, military installations and real property management, family housing, base realignments and closures, and energy.
Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) is the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee.
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Congresswoman Speier serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), which is chaired by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA). The Intelligence Committee is charged with overseeing the nation’s intelligence agencies including components of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Treasury and Energy.
She also serves as Chair of the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research (STAR) Subcommittee, which has responsibility for oversight and authorization over the Intelligence Community’s (IC) policies and programs related to strategic and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum information sciences, microelectronics, facial recognition, 5G, cryptocurrencies, and cybersecurity, and she serves on the Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3) Subcommittee, which oversees the intelligence community’s ability to collect against and provide timely intelligence on terrorists, WMD proliferators, hard targets, and other malign actors. It also includes addressing the insider threat, as well as ensuring resource investments and policies support prioritized targeting, secure operations, and analytical integrity.
House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Congresswoman Speier serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR), which is chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY). The Committee on Oversight and Reform is the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It has authority to investigate the subjects within the Committee’s legislative jurisdiction as well as "any matter" within the jurisdiction of the other standing House Committees.
Her Subcommittee assignments within COR include the National Security Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over national security, homeland security, and foreign policy, and the Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over income inequality and policies that affect the growth and prosperity of the middle class, including education, housing, labor, trade, small business, agriculture; securities regulation; consumer protection; private sector information technology security, policy, and management; intellectual property; telecommunications; and federal acquisition policy unrelated to national security and information technology.