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RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES 116th CONGRESS 2019-2020
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                                 RULES

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                      COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                 OF THE

                             UNITED STATES

                             116th CONGRESS

                               2019-2020

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                      COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
                     One Hundred Sixteenth Congress

                    ADAM SMITH, Washington, Chairman

SUSAN A. DAVIS, California           WILLIAM M. ``MAC'' THORNBERRY, 
JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island          Texas
RICK LARSEN, Washington              JOE WILSON, South Carolina
JIM COOPER, Tennessee                ROB BISHOP, Utah
JOE COURTNEY, Connecticut            MICHAEL R. TURNER, Ohio
JOHN GARAMENDI, California           MIKE ROGERS, Alabama
JACKIE SPEIER, California            K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
TULSI GABBARD, Hawaii                DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado
DONALD NORCROSS, New Jersey          ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia
RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona               VICKY HARTZLER, Missouri
SETH MOULTON, Massachusetts          AUSTIN SCOTT, Georgia
SALUD O. CARBAJAL, California        MO BROOKS, Alabama
ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland, Vice     PAUL COOK, California
    Chair                            BRADLEY BYRNE, Alabama
RO KHANNA, California                SAM GRAVES, Missouri
WILLIAM R. KEATING, Massachusetts    ELISE M. STEFANIK, New York
FILEMON VELA, Texas                  SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee
ANDY KIM, New Jersey                 RALPH LEE ABRAHAM, Louisiana
KENDRA S. HORN, Oklahoma             TRENT KELLY, Mississippi
GILBERT RAY CISNEROS, Jr.,           MIKE GALLAGHER, Wisconsin
    California                       MATT GAETZ, Florida
CHRISSY HOULAHAN, Pennsylvania       DON BACON, Nebraska
JASON CROW, Colorado                 JIM BANKS, Indiana
XOCHITL TORRES SMALL, New Mexico     LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming
ELISSA SLOTKIN, Michigan             PAUL MITCHELL, Michigan
MIKIE SHERRILL, New Jersey           JACK BERGMAN, Michigan
KATIE HILL, California               MICHAEL WALTZ, Florida
VERONICA ESCOBAR, Texas
DEBRA A. HAALAND, New Mexico
JARED F. GOLDEN, Maine
LORI TRAHAN, Massachusetts
ELAINE G. LURIA, Virginia

                     Paul Arcangeli, Staff Director
                            
                            
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Rules of the Committee on Armed Services--116th Congress.........     1
    Rule 1. General Provisions...................................     1
    Rule 2. Full Committee Meeting Date..........................     1
    Rule 3. Subcommittee Meeting Dates...........................     1
    Rule 4. Jurisdiction and Membership of Committee and 
      Subcommittees..............................................     1
    Rule 5. Committee Panels and Task Forces.....................     4
    Rule 6. Reference and Consideration of Legislation...........     5
    Rule 7. Public Announcement of Hearings and Meetings.........     5
    Rule 8. Broadcasting of Committee Hearings and Meetings......     6
    Rule 9. Meetings and Hearings Open to the Public.............     6
    Rule 10. Quorum..............................................     7
    Rule 11. The Five-Minute Rule................................     8
    Rule 12. Power to Sit and Act; Subpoena Power................     8
    Rule 13. Witness Statements..................................     9
    Rule 14. Administering Oaths to Witnesses....................    10
    Rule 15. Questioning of Witnesses............................    10
    Rule 16. Publication of Committee Hearings and Markups.......    10
    Rule 17. Voting and Rollcalls................................    11
    Rule 18. Committee Reports...................................    11
    Rule 19. Public Inspection of Committee Rollcalls............    12
    Rule 20. Protection of National Security and Other 
      Information................................................    12
    Rule 21. Committee Staffing..................................    12
    Rule 22. Committee Records...................................    12
    Rule 23. Hearing Procedures..................................    13
    Rule 24. Committee Activity Reports..........................    13
Committee on Armed Services--116th Congress......................    14
Standing Subcommittees...........................................    15

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        RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES--116TH CONGRESS

                        ADOPTED JANUARY 24, 2019

                       RULE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

    (a) The Rules of the House of Representatives are the rules 
of the Committee on Armed Services (hereinafter referred to in 
these rules as the ``Committee'') and its subcommittees so far 
as applicable.

    (b) Pursuant to clause 2(a)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee's rules shall be 
publicly available in electronic form and published in the 
Congressional Record not later than 60 days after the chair of 
the committee is elected in each odd-numbered year.

                  RULE 2. FULL COMMITTEE MEETING DATE

    (a) The Committee shall meet every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., 
when the House of Representatives is in session, and at such 
other times as may be fixed by the Chairman of the Committee 
(hereinafter referred to as the ``Chairman''), or by written 
request of members of the Committee pursuant to clause 2(c) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.

    (b) A Wednesday meeting of the Committee may be dispensed 
with by the Chairman, but such action may be reversed by a 
written request of a majority of the members of the Committee.

                   RULE 3. SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING DATES

    Each subcommittee is authorized to meet, hold hearings, 
receive evidence, and report to the Committee on all matters 
referred to it. Insofar as possible, meetings of the Committee 
and its subcommittees shall not conflict. A subcommittee 
chairman shall set meeting dates after consultation with the 
Chairman, other subcommittee chairmen, and the ranking minority 
member of the subcommittee with a view toward avoiding, 
whenever possible, simultaneous scheduling of Committee and 
subcommittee meetings or hearings.

   RULE 4. JURISDICTION AND MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES

    (a) Jurisdiction

          (1) The Committee retains jurisdiction of all 
        subjects listed in clause 1(c) and clause 3(b) of rule 
        X of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
        retains exclusive jurisdiction for: defense policy 
        generally, ongoing military operations, the 
        organization and reform of the Department of Defense 
        and the Department of Energy, counter-drug programs, 
        security cooperation and humanitarian assistance 
        activities (except special operations-related 
        activities) of the Department of Defense, acquisition 
        and industrial base policy, technology transfer and 
        export controls, joint interoperability, detainee 
        affairs and policy, force protection policy, and inter-
        agency reform as it pertains to the Department of 
        Defense and the nuclear weapons programs of the 
        Department of Energy. While subcommittees are provided 
        jurisdictional responsibilities in subparagraph (a)(2) 
        and are required to conduct oversight in their 
        respective jurisdictions, pursuant to clause 2(b)(2) of 
        rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, 
        the Committee retains the right to exercise oversight 
        and legislative jurisdiction over all subjects within 
        its purview under rule X of the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives.

          (2) The Committee shall be organized to consist of 
        six standing subcommittees with the following 
        jurisdictions:

        Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces: Army 
        programs and accounts related to aircraft, ground 
        equipment, missiles, ammunition, and other procurement; 
        Marine Corps programs and accounts related to ground 
        and amphibious equipment, fighter aircraft, 
        helicopters, air-launched weapons, and ammunition; Air 
        Force programs and accounts related to fighter, 
        training, reconnaissance and surveillance, and 
        electronic warfare aircraft, helicopters, air-launched 
        weapons, ground equipment, and ammunition; Navy 
        programs and accounts related to fighter, training, and 
        electronic warfare aircraft, helicopters, and air-
        launched weapons; tactical air and missile defense 
        programs and accounts; chemical agent and munition 
        destruction programs and accounts; and National Guard 
        and Reserve equipment programs and accounts.

        Subcommittee on Military Personnel: 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.

        Subcommittee on Readiness: 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.

        Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: Navy 
        and Marine Corps acquisition programs and accounts 
        related to shipbuilding and conversion, reconnaissance 
        and surveillance, tanker, and airlift aircraft, ship 
        and submarine-launched weapons, ammunition, and other 
        procurements; Air Force programs and accounts related 
        to bomber, tanker, and airlift aircraft; Army programs 
        and accounts related to waterborne vessels; and 
        Maritime policy and programs and accounts under the 
        jurisdiction of the Committee as delineated in 
        paragraphs 5 and 9 of clause 1(c) of rule X of the 
        Rules of the House of Representatives.

        Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: 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.

        Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and 
        Capabilities: Department of Defense policy and programs 
        and accounts related to military intelligence, national 
        intelligence, countering weapons of mass destruction, 
        counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, other 
        sensitive military operations, special operations 
        forces, cyber security, cyber operations, cyber forces, 
        information technology, information operations, and 
        science and technology (including defense-wide programs 
        and accounts related to research, development, testing, 
        and evaluation, except for those defense-wide programs 
        and accounts related to research, development, testing, 
        and evaluation of missile defense systems).

          (3) Definitions--For the purposes of subparagraph 
        (a)(2):

                  (A) The phrase ``programs and accounts'' 
                means acquisition and modernization programs, 
                sustainment planning during program 
                development, and related funding lines for 
                procurement, advanced development, advanced 
                component development and prototypes, systems 
                development, sustainment planning, and 
                demonstration.

                  (B) The term ``policy'' means statutes, 
                regulations, directives, and other 
                institutional guidance.

                  (C) The phrase ``science and technology'' 
                means science and technology programs and 
                related funding lines for basic research, 
                applied research, and non-acquisition program 
                advanced development.

    (b) Membership of the Subcommittees

          (1) Subcommittee memberships shall be filled in 
        accordance with the rules of the majority party's 
        caucus and the minority party's conference, 
        respectively.

          (2) The Chairman of the Committee and the Ranking 
        Minority Member thereof (hereinafter referred to as the 
        ``Ranking Minority Member'') may sit as ex officio 
        members of all subcommittees. Ex officio members shall 
        not vote in subcommittee hearings or meetings or be 
        taken into consideration for the purpose of determining 
        the ratio of the subcommittees or establishing a quorum 
        at subcommittee hearings or meetings.

          (3) A member of the Committee who is not a member of 
        a particular subcommittee may sit with the subcommittee 
        and participate during any of its hearings but shall 
        not have authority to vote, cannot be counted for the 
        purpose of achieving a quorum, and cannot raise a point 
        of order at the hearing.

                RULE 5. COMMITTEE PANELS AND TASK FORCES

    (a) Committee Panels

          (1) The Chairman may designate a panel of the 
        Committee consisting of members of the Committee to 
        inquire into and take testimony on a matter or matters 
        that fall within the jurisdiction of more than one 
        subcommittee and to report to the Committee.

          (2) No panel appointed by the Chairman shall continue 
        in existence for more than six months after the 
        appointment. A panel so appointed may, upon the 
        expiration of six months, be reappointed by the 
        Chairman for a period of time which is not to exceed 
        six months.

          (3) Consistent with the party ratios established by 
        the majority party, all majority members of the panels 
        shall be appointed by the Chairman, and all minority 
        members shall be appointed by the Ranking Minority 
        Member. The Chairman shall choose one of the majority 
        members so appointed who does not currently chair 
        another subcommittee of the Committee to serve as 
        chairman of the panel. The Ranking Minority Member 
        shall similarly choose the ranking minority member of 
        the panel.

          (4) No panel shall have legislative jurisdiction.

    (b) Committee and Subcommittee Task Forces

          (1) The Chairman, or the chairman of a subcommittee 
        with the concurrence of the Chairman, may designate a 
        task force to inquire into and take testimony on a 
        matter that falls within the jurisdiction of the 
        Committee or subcommittee, respectively. The Chairman 
        and the Ranking Minority Member or the chairman and the 
        ranking minority member of a subcommittee shall each 
        appoint an equal number of members to the task force. 
        The Chairman or the chairman of a subcommittee shall 
        choose one of the members so appointed, who does not 
        currently chair another subcommittee of the Committee, 
        to serve as chairman of the task force. The Ranking 
        Minority Member or the ranking minority member of a 
        subcommittee shall similarly appoint the ranking 
        minority member of the task force.

          (2) No task force appointed by the Chairman or the 
        chairman of a subcommittee shall continue in existence 
        for more than three months. A task force may only be 
        reappointed for an additional three months with the 
        written concurrence of the Chairman and the Ranking 
        Minority Member or the concurrence of the chairman and 
        the ranking minority member of the subcommittee whose 
        chairman appointed the task force.

          (3) No task force shall have legislative 
        jurisdiction.

           RULE 6. REFERENCE AND CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION

    (a) The Chairman shall refer legislation and other matters 
to the appropriate subcommittee or to the full Committee.

    (b) Legislation shall be taken up for a hearing or markup 
only when called by the Chairman or the chairman of a 
subcommittee, as appropriate, or by a majority of the Committee 
or subcommittee, as appropriate.

    (c) The Chairman, with approval of a majority vote of a 
quorum of the Committee, shall have authority to discharge a 
subcommittee from consideration of any measure or matter 
referred thereto and have such measure or matter considered by 
the Committee.

    (d) Reports and recommendations of a subcommittee may not 
be considered by the Committee until after the intervention of 
three calendar days from the time the report is approved by the 
subcommittee and available to the members of the Committee, 
except that this rule may be waived by a majority vote of a 
quorum of the Committee.

    (e) The Chairman, in consultation with the Ranking Minority 
Member, shall establish criteria for recommending legislation 
and other matters to be considered by the House of 
Representatives, pursuant to clause 1 of rule XV of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives. Such criteria shall not 
conflict with the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
other applicable rules.

          RULE 7. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF HEARINGS AND MEETINGS

    (a) Pursuant to clause 2(g)(3) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Chairman, or the chairman of 
any subcommittee, panel, or task force, shall make a public 
announcement of the date, place, and subject matter of any 
hearing or meeting before that body at least one week before 
the commencement of a hearing and at least three calendar days 
(excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except when 
the House is in session on such a day) before the commencement 
of a meeting. However, if the Chairman, with the concurrence of 
the Ranking Minority Member, or the chairman of any 
subcommittee, panel, or task force, with the concurrence of the 
respective ranking minority member, determines that there is 
good cause to begin the hearing or meeting sooner, or if the 
Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force so determines by 
majority vote, a quorum being present for the transaction of 
business, such chairman shall make the announcement at the 
earliest possible date. Any announcement made under this rule 
shall be promptly published in the Daily Digest, and promptly 
made publicly available in electronic form.

    (b) At least 24 hours prior to the commencement of a 
meeting for the markup of legislation, or at the time of an 
announcement under paragraph (a) made within 24 hours before 
such meeting, the Chairman, or the chairman of any 
subcommittee, panel, or task force shall cause the text of such 
measure or matter to be made publicly available in electronic 
form as provided in clause 2(g)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

        RULE 8. BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND MEETINGS

    (a) Pursuant to clause 2(e)(5) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee shall, to the 
maximum extent practicable, provide audio and video coverage of 
each hearing or meeting for the transaction of business in a 
manner that allows the public to easily listen to and view the 
proceedings. The Committee shall maintain the recordings of 
such coverage in a manner that is easily accessible to the 
public.

    (b) Clause 4 of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives shall apply to the Committee.

            RULE 9. MEETINGS AND HEARINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    (a) Each hearing and meeting for the transaction of 
business, including the markup of legislation, conducted by the 
Committee, or any subcommittee, panel, or task force, to the 
extent that the respective body is authorized to conduct 
markups, shall be open to the public except when the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force in open session and with a 
majority being present, determines by record vote that all or 
part of the remainder of that hearing or meeting on that day 
shall be in executive session because disclosure of testimony, 
evidence, or other matters to be considered would endanger the 
national security, would compromise sensitive law enforcement 
information, or would violate any law or rule of the House of 
Representatives. Notwithstanding the requirements of the 
preceding sentence, a majority of those present, there being in 
attendance no fewer than two members of the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force may vote to close a hearing 
or meeting for the sole purpose of discussing whether testimony 
or evidence to be received would endanger the national 
security, would compromise sensitive law enforcement 
information, or would violate any law or rule of the House of 
Representatives. If the decision is to proceed in executive 
session, the vote must be by record vote and in open session, a 
majority of the Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force 
being present.

    (b) Whenever it is asserted by a member of the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force that the evidence or 
testimony at a hearing may tend to defame, degrade, or 
incriminate any person, or it is asserted by a witness that the 
evidence or testimony that the witness would give at a hearing 
may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate the witness, 
notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (a) and the 
provisions of clause 2(g)(2)(A) of rule XI of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and in accordance with the provisions 
of clause 2(g)(2)(B) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, such evidence or testimony shall be presented 
in executive session, if by a majority vote of those present, 
there being in attendance no fewer than two members of the 
Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force, the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force determines that such 
evidence may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate any 
person. A majority of those present, there being in attendance 
no fewer than two members of the Committee, subcommittee, 
panel, or task force may also vote to close the hearing or 
meeting for the sole purpose of discussing whether evidence or 
testimony to be received would tend to defame, degrade, or 
incriminate any person. The Committee, subcommittee, panel, or 
task force shall proceed to receive such testimony in open 
session only if the Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task 
force, a majority being present, determines that such evidence 
or testimony will not tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate 
any person.

    (c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, and with the approval of 
the Chairman, each member of the Committee may designate by 
letter to the Chairman, one member of that member's personal 
staff, and an alternate, which may include fellows, with Top 
Secret security clearance to attend hearings of the Committee, 
or that member's subcommittee(s), panel(s), or task force(s) 
(excluding briefings or meetings held under the provisions of 
committee rule 9(a)), which have been closed under the 
provisions of rule 9(a) above for national security purposes 
for the taking of testimony. The attendance of such a staff 
member or fellow at such hearings is subject to the approval of 
the Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force as dictated 
by national security requirements at that time. The attainment 
of any required security clearances is the responsibility of 
individual members of the Committee.

    (d) Pursuant to clause 2(g)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, no Member, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner may be excluded from nonparticipatory attendance 
at any hearing of the Committee or a subcommittee, unless the 
House of Representatives shall by majority vote authorize the 
Committee or subcommittee, for purposes of a particular series 
of hearings on a particular article of legislation or on a 
particular subject of investigation, to close its hearings to 
Members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner by the same 
procedures designated in this rule for closing hearings to the 
public.

    (e) The Committee or the subcommittee may vote, by the same 
procedure, to meet in executive session for up to five 
additional consecutive days of hearings.

                            RULE 10. QUORUM

    (a) For purposes of taking testimony and receiving 
evidence, two members shall constitute a quorum.

    (b) One-third of the members of the Committee or 
subcommittee shall constitute a quorum for taking any action, 
with the following exceptions, in which case a majority of the 
Committee or subcommittee shall constitute a quorum:

          (1) Reporting a measure or recommendation;

          (2) Closing Committee or subcommittee meetings and 
        hearings to the public;

          (3) Authorizing the issuance of subpoenas;

          (4) Authorizing the use of executive session 
        material; and

          (5) Voting to proceed in open session after voting to 
        close to discuss whether evidence or testimony to be 
        received would tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate 
        any person.

    (c) No measure or recommendation shall be reported to the 
House of Representatives unless a majority of the Committee is 
actually present.

                     RULE 11. THE FIVE-MINUTE RULE

    (a) Subject to rule 15, the time any one member may address 
the Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force on any 
measure or matter under consideration shall not exceed five 
minutes and then only when the member has been recognized by 
the Chairman or subcommittee chairman, as appropriate, except 
that this time limit may be exceeded by unanimous consent. Any 
member, upon request, shall be recognized for not more than 
five minutes to address the Committee or subcommittee on behalf 
of an amendment which the member has offered to any pending 
bill or resolution. The five-minute limitation shall not apply 
to the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member or the chairman 
and the ranking minority member of a subcommittee, panel, or 
task force.

    (b)(1) Members who are present at a hearing of the 
Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force when a hearing is 
originally convened shall be recognized by the Chairman or 
subcommittee, panel, or task force chairman, as appropriate, in 
order of seniority. Those members arriving subsequently shall 
be recognized in order of their arrival. Notwithstanding the 
foregoing, the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member or the 
chairman and the ranking minority member of a subcommittee, 
panel, or task force, as appropriate, will take precedence upon 
their arrival. In recognizing members to question witnesses in 
this fashion, the Chairman shall take into consideration the 
ratio of the majority to minority members present and shall 
establish the order of recognition for questioning in such a 
manner as not to disadvantage the members of either party.

          (2) Pursuant to rule 4 and subject to rule 15, a 
        member of the Committee who is not a member of a 
        subcommittee, panel, or task force may be recognized by 
        a subcommittee, panel, or task force chairman in order 
        of their arrival and after all present subcommittee, 
        panel, or task force members have been recognized.

          (3) The Chairman of the Committee or the chairman of 
        a subcommittee, panel, or task force, with the 
        concurrence of the respective ranking minority member, 
        may depart with the regular order for questioning which 
        is specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this rule 
        provided that such a decision is announced prior to the 
        hearing or prior to the opening statements of the 
        witnesses and that any such departure applies equally 
        to the majority and the minority.

    (c) No person other than a Member, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner of Congress and committee staff may be seated in 
or behind the dais area during Committee, subcommittee, panel, 
or task force hearings and meetings.

             RULE 12. POWER TO SIT AND ACT; SUBPOENA POWER

    (a) For the purpose of carrying out any of its functions 
and duties under rules X and XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee and any subcommittee is 
authorized (subject to subparagraph (b)(1) of this paragraph):

          (1) to sit and act at such times and places within 
        the United States, whether the House is in session, has 
        recessed, or has adjourned, and to hold hearings, and

          (2) to require by subpoena, or otherwise, the 
        attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the 
        production of such books, records, correspondence, 
        memorandums, papers and documents, including, but not 
        limited to, those in electronic form, as it considers 
        necessary.

    (b)(1) A subpoena may be authorized and issued by the 
Committee, or any subcommittee with the concurrence of the 
Chairman and after consultation with the Ranking Minority 
Member, under subparagraph (a)(2) in the conduct of any 
investigation, or series of investigations or activities, only 
when authorized by a majority of the members voting, a majority 
of the Committee or subcommittee being present. Authorized 
subpoenas shall be signed only by the Chairman, or by any 
member designated by the Committee.

          (2) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of the Rules 
        of the House of Representatives, compliance with any 
        subpoena issued by the Committee or any subcommittee 
        under subparagraph (a)(2) may be enforced only as 
        authorized or directed by the House of Representatives.

                      RULE 13. WITNESS STATEMENTS

    (a) Any prepared statement to be presented by a witness to 
the Committee or a subcommittee, panel, or task force shall be 
submitted to the Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force 
at least 48 hours in advance of presentation and shall be 
distributed to all members of the Committee, subcommittee, 
panel, or task force as soon as practicable but not less than 
24 hours in advance of presentation. A copy of any such 
prepared statement shall also be submitted to the Committee in 
electronic form. If a prepared statement contains national 
security information bearing a classification of Confidential 
or higher, the statement shall be made available in the 
Committee rooms to all members of the Committee, subcommittee, 
panel, or task force as soon as practicable but not less than 
24 hours in advance of presentation; however, no such statement 
shall be removed from the Committee offices. The requirement of 
this rule may be waived by a majority vote of the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force, a quorum being present. In 
cases where a witness does not submit a statement by the time 
required under this rule, the Chairman, with the concurrence of 
the Ranking Minority Member, or the chairman of a subcommittee, 
panel, or task force, as appropriate, with the concurrence of 
the respective ranking minority member, may elect to exclude 
the witness from the hearing.

    (b) The Committee and each subcommittee, panel, or task 
force shall require each witness who is to appear before it to 
file with the Committee in advance of his or her appearance a 
written statement of the proposed testimony and to limit the 
oral presentation at such appearance to a brief summary of the 
submitted written statement.

    (c) Pursuant to clause 2(g)(5) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, written witness statements, with 
appropriate redactions to protect the privacy of the witness, 
shall be made publicly available in electronic form not later 
than one day after the witness appears.

               RULE 14. ADMINISTERING OATHS TO WITNESSES

    (a) The Chairman, or any member designated by the Chairman, 
may administer oaths to any witness.

    (b) Witnesses, when sworn, shall subscribe to the following 
oath:

        ``Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that the testimony 
        you will give before this Committee (or subcommittee, 
        panel, or task force) in the matters now under 
        consideration will be the truth, the whole truth, and 
        nothing but the truth, so help you God?''

                   RULE 15. QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES

    (a) When a witness is before the Committee or a 
subcommittee, panel, or task force, members of the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force may put questions to the 
witness only when recognized by the Chairman, subcommittee, 
panel, or task force chairman, as appropriate, for that purpose 
according to rule 11 of the Committee.

    (b) Members of the Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task 
force who so desire shall have not more than five minutes to 
question each witness or panel of witnesses, the responses of 
the witness or witnesses being included in the five-minute 
period, until such time as each member has had an opportunity 
to question each witness or panel of witnesses. Thereafter, 
additional rounds for questioning witnesses by members are 
within the discretion of the Chairman or the subcommittee, 
panel, or task force chairman, as appropriate.

    (c) Questions put to witnesses before the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force shall be pertinent to the 
measure or matter that may be before the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force for consideration.

         RULE 16. PUBLICATION OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS AND MARKUPS

    The transcripts of those hearings conducted by the 
Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task force will be published 
officially in substantially verbatim form, with the material 
requested for the record inserted at that place requested, or 
at the end of the record, as appropriate. The transcripts of 
markups conducted by the Committee or any subcommittee may be 
published officially in verbatim form. Any requests to correct 
any errors, other than those in transcription, will be appended 
to the record, and the appropriate place where the change is 
requested will be footnoted. Any transcript published under 
this rule shall include the results of record votes conducted 
in the session covered by the transcript and shall also include 
materials that have been submitted for the record and are 
covered under rule 19. The handling and safekeeping of these 
materials shall fully satisfy the requirements of rule 20. No 
transcript of an executive session conducted under rule 9 shall 
be published under this rule.

                     RULE 17. VOTING AND ROLLCALLS

    (a) Voting on a measure or matter may be by record vote, 
division vote, voice vote, or unanimous consent.

    (b) A record vote shall be ordered upon the request of one-
fifth of those members present.

    (c) No vote by any member of the Committee or a 
subcommittee with respect to any measure or matter shall be 
cast by proxy.

    (d) In the event of a vote or votes, when a member is in 
attendance at any other committee, subcommittee, or conference 
committee meeting during that time, the necessary absence of 
that member shall be so noted in the record vote record, upon 
timely notification to the Chairman by that member.

    (e) The Chairman, with the concurrence of the Ranking 
Minority Member, or the chairman of a subcommittee, as 
appropriate, with the concurrence of the respective ranking 
minority member or the most senior minority member who is 
present at the time, may elect to postpone requested record 
votes until such time or point at a markup as is mutually 
decided. When proceedings resume on a postponed question, 
notwithstanding any intervening order for the previous 
question, the underlying proposition shall remain subject to 
further debate or amendment to the same extent as when the 
question was postponed.

                       RULE 18. COMMITTEE REPORTS

    (a) If, at the time of approval of any measure or matter by 
the Committee, any member of the Committee gives timely notice 
of intention to file supplemental, minority, additional or 
dissenting views, all members shall be entitled to not less 
than two calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal 
holidays except when the House is in session on such days) in 
which to file such written and signed views with the Staff 
Director of the Committee, or the Staff Director's designee. 
All such views so filed by one or more members of the Committee 
shall be included within, and shall be a part of, the report 
filed by the Committee with respect to that measure or matter.

    (b) With respect to each record vote on a motion to report 
any measure or matter, and on any amendment offered to the 
measure or matter, the total number of votes cast for and 
against, the names of those voting for and against, and a brief 
description of the question, shall be included in the Committee 
report on the measure or matter.

    (c) Not later than 24 hours after the adoption of any 
amendment to a measure or matter considered by the Committee, 
the Chairman shall cause the text of each such amendment to be 
made publicly available in electronic form as provided in 
clause 2(e)(6) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.

           RULE 19. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF COMMITTEE ROLLCALLS

    The result of each record vote in any meeting of the 
Committee shall be made available by the Committee for 
inspection by the public at reasonable times in the offices of 
the Committee and also made publicly available in electronic 
form within 48 hours of such record vote pursuant to clause 
2(e)(1)(B)(i) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives. Information so available shall include a 
description of the amendment, motion, order, or other 
proposition and the name of each member voting for and each 
member voting against such amendment, motion, order, or 
proposition and the names of those members present but not 
voting.

     RULE 20. PROTECTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND OTHER INFORMATION

    (a) Except as provided in clause 2(g) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, all national security 
information bearing a classification of Confidential or higher 
which has been received by the Committee or a subcommittee 
shall be deemed to have been received in executive session and 
shall be given appropriate safekeeping.

    (b) The Chairman shall, with the approval of a majority of 
the Committee, establish such procedures as in his judgment may 
be necessary to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of any 
national security information that is received which is 
classified as Confidential or higher. Such procedures shall, 
however, ensure access to this information by any member of the 
Committee or any other Member, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner of the House of Representatives, staff of the 
Committee, or staff designated under rule 9(c) who have the 
appropriate security clearances and the need to know, who has 
requested the opportunity to review such material.

    (c) The Chairman shall, in consultation with the Ranking 
Minority Member, establish such procedures as in his judgment 
may be necessary to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of any 
proprietary information that is received by the Committee, 
subcommittee, panel, or task force. Such procedures shall be 
consistent with the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
applicable law.

                      RULE 21. COMMITTEE STAFFING

    The staffing of the Committee, the standing subcommittees, 
and any panel or task force designated by the Chairman or the 
chairmen of the subcommittees shall be subject to the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.

                       RULE 22. COMMITTEE RECORDS

    The records of the Committee at the National Archives and 
Records Administration shall be made available for public use 
in accordance with rule VII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives. The Chairman shall notify the Ranking Minority 
Member of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 
4(b) of rule VII, to withhold a record otherwise available, and 
the matter shall be presented to the Committee for a 
determination on the written request of any member of the 
Committee.

                      RULE 23. HEARING PROCEDURES

    Clause 2(k) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives shall apply to the Committee.

                  RULE 24. COMMITTEE ACTIVITY REPORTS

    Not later than January 2nd of each odd-numbered year the 
Committee shall submit to the House a report on its activities, 
pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
                      COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES


                             116TH CONGRESS


                    ADAM SMITH, Washington, Chairman

SUSAN A. DAVIS, California           WILLIAM M. ``MAC'' THORNBERRY, 
JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island      Texas
RICK LARSEN, Washington              JOE WILSON, South Carolina
JIM COOPER, Tennessee                ROB BISHOP, Utah
JOE COURTNEY, Connecticut            MICHAEL R. TURNER, Ohio
JOHN GARAMENDI, California           MIKE ROGERS, Alabama
JACKIE SPEIER, California            K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
TULSI GABBARD, Hawaii                DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado
DONALD NORCROSS, New Jersey          ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia
RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona               VICKY HARTZLER, Missouri
SETH MOULTON, Massachusetts          AUSTIN SCOTT, Georgia
SALUD O. CARBAJAL, California        MO BROOKS, Alabama
ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland, Vice     PAUL COOK, California
Chair                                BRADLEY BYRNE, Alabama
RO KHANNA, California                SAM GRAVES, Missouri
WILLIAM R. KEATING, Massachusetts    ELISE M. STEFANIK, New York
FILEMON VELA, Texas                  SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee
ANDY KIM, New Jersey                 RALPH LEE ABRAHAM, Louisiana
KENDRA S. HORN, Oklahoma             TRENT KELLY, Mississippi
GILBERT RAY CISNEROS, Jr.,           MIKE GALLAGHER, Wisconsin
California                           MATT GAETZ, Florida
CHRISSY HOULAHAN, Pennsylvania       DON BACON, Nebraska
JASON CROW, Colorado                 JIM BANKS, Indiana
XOCHITL TORRES SMALL, New Mexico     LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming
ELISSA SLOTKIN, Michigan             PAUL MITCHELL, Michigan
MIKIE SHERRILL, New Jersey           JACK BERGMAN, Michigan
KATIE HILL, California               MICHAEL WALTZ, Florida
VERONICA ESCOBAR, Texas
DEBRA A. HAALAND, New Mexico
JARED F. GOLDEN, Maine
LORI TRAHAN, Massachusetts
ELAINE G. LURIA, Virginia

                     Paul Arcangeli, Staff Director
                         STANDING SUBCOMMITTEES


   SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE AND EMERGING THREATS AND CAPABILITIES

               JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island, Chairman

RICK LARSEN, Washington              ELISE M. STEFANIK, New York
JIM COOPER, Tennessee                SAM GRAVES, Missouri
TULSI GABBARD, Hawaii                RALPH LEE ABRAHAM, Louisiana
ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland           K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
RO KHANNA, California                AUSTIN SCOTT, Georgia
WILLIAM R. KEATING, Massachusetts    SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee
ANDY KIM, New Jersey                 MIKE GALLAGHER, Wisconsin
CHRISSY HOULAHAN, Pennsylvania       MICHAEL WALTZ, Florida
JASON CROW, Colorado, Vice Chair     DON BACON, Nebraska
ELISSA SLOTKIN, Michigan             JIM BANKS, Indiana
LORI TRAHAN, Massachusetts

                   SUBCOMMITTEE ON MILITARY PERSONNEL

                 JACKIE SPEIER, California, Chairwoman

SUSAN A. DAVIS, California           TRENT KELLY, Mississippi
RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona               RALPH LEE ABRAHAM, Louisiana
GILBERT RAY CISNEROS, Jr.,           LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming
California, Vice Chair               PAUL MITCHELL, Michigan
VERONICA ESCOBAR, Texas              JACK BERGMAN, Michigan
DEBRA A. HAALAND, New Mexico         MATT GAETZ, Florida
LORI TRAHAN, Massachusetts
ELAINE G. LURIA, Virginia

                       SUBCOMMITTEE ON READINESS

                  JOHN GARAMENDI, California, Chairman

TULSI GABBARD, Hawaii                DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado
ANDY KIM, New Jersey, Vice Chair     AUSTIN SCOTT, Georgia
KENDRA S. HORN, Oklahoma             JOE WILSON, South Carolina
CHRISSY HOULAHAN, Pennsylvania       ROB BISHOP, Utah
JASON CROW, Colorado                 MIKE ROGERS, Alabama
XOCHITL TORRES SMALL, New Mexico     MO BROOKS, Alabama
ELISSA SLOTKIN, Michigan             ELISE M. STEFANIK, New York
VERONICA ESCOBAR, Texas              JACK BERGMAN, Michigan
DEBRA A. HAALAND, New Mexico

             SUBCOMMITTEE ON SEAPOWER AND PROJECTION FORCES

                  JOE COURTNEY, Connecticut, Chairman

JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island      ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia
JIM COOPER, Tennessee                K. MICHAEL CONAWAY, Texas
DONALD NORCROSS, New Jersey          MIKE GALLAGHER, Wisconsin
SETH MOULTON, Massachusetts          JACK BERGMAN, Michigan
FILEMON VELA, Texas                  MICHAEL WALTZ, Florida
GILBERT RAY CISNEROS, Jr.,           VICKY HARTZLER, Missouri
California                           PAUL COOK, California
MIKIE SHERRILL, New Jersey           BRADLEY BYRNE, Alabama
KATIE HILL, California               TRENT KELLY, Mississippi
JARED F. GOLDEN, Maine
ELAINE G. LURIA, Virginia, Vice 
Chair

                    SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC FORCES

                    JIM COOPER, Tennessee, Chairman

SUSAN A. DAVIS, California           MICHAEL R. TURNER, Ohio
RICK LARSEN, Washington              JOE WILSON, South Carolina
JOHN GARAMENDI, California           ROB BISHOP, Utah
JACKIE SPEIER, California            MIKE ROGERS, Alabama
SETH MOULTON, Massachusetts          MO BROOKS, Alabama
SALUD O. CARBAJAL, California        BRADLEY BYRNE, Alabama
RO KHANNA, California                SCOTT DesJARLAIS, Tennessee
WILLIAM R. KEATING, Massachusetts    LIZ CHENEY, Wyoming
KENDRA S. HORN, Oklahoma, Vice 
Chair

              SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR AND LAND FORCES

                 DONALD NORCROSS, New Jersey, Chairman

JAMES R. LANGEVIN, Rhode Island      VICKY HARTZLER, Missouri
JOE COURTNEY, Connecticut            PAUL COOK, California
RUBEN GALLEGO, Arizona               MATT GAETZ, Florida
SALUD O. CARBAJAL, California        DON BACON, Nebraska
ANTHONY G. BROWN, Maryland           JIM BANKS, Indiana
FILEMON VELA, Texas                  PAUL MITCHELL, Michigan
XOCHITL TORRES SMALL, New Mexico,    MICHAEL R. TURNER, Ohio
Vice Chair                           DOUG LAMBORN, Colorado
MIKIE SHERRILL, New Jersey           ROBERT J. WITTMAN, Virginia
KATIE HILL, California
JARED F. GOLDEN, Maine

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