Washington, D.C.— Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) today announced that Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) will serve as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Air Land for the 114th Congress. The Air Land Subcommittee oversees all the equipment and related research for the Air Force and Army, as well as the tactical aviation programs of the Navy and Marine Corps. It also has jurisdiction over equipment for the National Guard and Reserve. Senator Cotton is the only freshman member of the Armed Services Committee to hold a Subcommittee Chairmanship.
“I am honored to be named Chairman of the Air Land Subcommittee and am grateful to Senator McCain for his confidence,” said Senator Cotton. “The Air Land Subcommittee plays a critical role in ensuring our military is the best equipped and trained in the world. As Chairman, I will ensure our men and women in uniform—like those in the Arkansas National Guard or those at Little Rock Air Force base—have the tools they need to defend our national interests.”