Jun 5, 2024 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that he has been selected to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees defense policy, ongoing military operations, and reforms to the Department of Defense.


“I am honored to join the House Armed Services Committee. This is an important position for Louisiana’s military bases, personnel, and defense contractors,” said Congressman Higgins. “As an Army Veteran, I am eager to contribute to the committee and work with my colleagues to conduct oversight of our defense enterprise. We will fight for Louisiana priorities and ensure that our national security objectives are being carried out efficiently and effectively.”


“I am thrilled to have Rep. Clay Higgins join the House Armed Services Committee,” Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) said. “As an Army veteran, Rep. Higgins brings valuable experience and insight to our committee. I look forward to working with Rep. Higgins to support our nation’s heroes and strengthen our defense.”


The House Armed Services Committee also has jurisdiction over the national defense budget, which covers millions of military and civilian personnel, thousands of facilities, and hundreds of agencies, departments, and commands worldwide. This includes major bases in Louisiana such as Barksdale Air Force Base, U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Johnson, and Naval Air Station Reserve Base New Orleans. It also covers Louisiana National Guard installations and South Louisiana’s robust maritime and defense contracting industry.


Congressman Higgins will continue to serve as a senior member of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement.

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