WASHINGTON, D.C.â€“ Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today announced that she will serve as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.Â In her new role, Rep. Sanchez will oversee our nationâ€™s strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense, space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs. The Congresswoman will also continue to be a senior member of the Subcommittees on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and Oversight and Investigations.
â€œI am honored that my Democratic colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have selected me to serve as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œThere is perhaps no greater responsibility than ensuring our nation is properly prepared for a potential missile or nuclear attack. I look forward to working with Chairman McKeon, Ranking Member Smith, and Subcommittee Chair Turner as we look for new, more effective ways to assess and protect against threats to Americaâ€™s security.â€Â
â€œI am pleased that Rep. Sanchez will be the lead Democratic Member on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee,â€ said House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA). â€œShe did a tremendous job as Chair of the Terrorism and Unconventional Subcommittee. Moving forward, I am confident that she will be equally effective as the Ranking Member on the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and work tirelessly to ensure our country is well-prepared to address a new generation of security challenges.â€