Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Rep. Sewell named to the House Armed Services Committee

This is in addition to her appointments to the House Ways and Means and House Administration committees. 

Congresswoman Terri Sewell during a committee hearing. Office of Rep. Terri Sewell

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL-07, on Tuesday announced that she has been appointed to serve on the House Armed Services Committee in the 118th Congress. This is in addition to her appointments to the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Administration Committee. 

“The State of Alabama has long played a central role in advancing U.S. defense capabilities, and as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am excited to do my part to support the brave men and women working to keep our nation safe and secure,” said Rep. Sewell. “We in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District are proud to be home to Maxwell Air Force Base, the 187th Fighter Wing, the 117th Air Refueling Wing, and countless men and women in uniform that profoundly serve our country.  I look forward to leveraging my position on the Armed Services Committee to advocate for their needs in this new Congress.”

The Armed Services Committee was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, which merged the jurisdictions of the Committee on Military Affairs and the Committee on Naval Affairs. The Committee’s jurisdiction includes defense policy, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, counter-drug programs, acquisition and industrial base policy, technology transfer and export controls, joint interoperability, the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, Department of Energy nonproliferation programs, and detainee affairs and policy.

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.

More from the Alabama Political Reporter


Republican members of Alabama's U.S. congressional delegation reacted with anger and dismay.


This bipartisan legislation would create a pathway for Medicare to cover emerging blood-based cancer screenings.


The deadline is Thursday, March 16, 2023, for survivors to apply for federal assistance.


Thursday’s town hall is the latest in an ongoing effort to recover and rebuild after the January tornadoes.


The $18.4 million in funding will expand access to high-speed internet at HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions in Alabama.


"The road to recovery is a marathon and not a sprint," Sewell said Tuesday.


The tornado claimed six lives in Autauga County and caused massive devastation in Selma.


Sewell said this funding responds directly to some of the most pressing needs in her district.