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 Strategic Forces 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 Strategic Forces has jurisdiction over Department of Defense and Department of Energy policy related to strategic deterrence, strategic stability, nuclear weapons, strategic and nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, nuclear safety, missile defense, and space; Department of Defense programs and accounts related to nuclear weapons, strategic missiles, nuclear command and control systems, Department of Defense intelligence space, space systems and services of the military departments, and intermediate and long-range missile defense systems; and Department of Energy national security programs and accounts.
Congressman Adam Smith (D-CA) 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 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. Rep. Speier also serves on the Government Operations and Environment subcommittees.
The Subcommittee on Government Operations has legislative and oversight jurisdiction over: the federal civil service; whistleblower protections; the U.S. Postal Service; government management and accounting measures; the economy, efficiency, and management of government operations and activities; government reorganization; intergovernmental affairs, including with state and local governments; federal information technology security, acquisition policy, and management; and federal property.
The Subcommittee on Environment has oversight jurisdiction over: global climate change; environmental protection, public lands, endangered species, air and water quality; oceans; public health; conservation; international agreements; energy policy, research and development; and oversight and legislative jurisdiction over regulatory affairs and federal paperwork reduction.