House Taps New Armed Services Subcommittee Chairs

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 8:08 PM EST) -- The House Armed Services Committee announced its Republican leadership Thursday, reshuffling subcommittee chairs after the departures of Reps. Todd Akin, R-Mo., and Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md.

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., will return as the committee's chairman, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, will remain the full committee's vice chairman and continue as the chairman of the emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee.

McKeon said he expects the new subcommittee chairs to continue the tradition of bipartisan support for the military, even during a period of constrained budgets and...
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