Legislative Committees

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

National Senate Committee

228 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Parent Committee: Committee on Armed Services

Responsibilities: Policies and programs related to science and technology, special operations, intelligence, counterterrorism, security cooperation, strategic and information operations, countering weapons of mass destruction, and homeland defense.

Oversight of budget accounts: Technology base RDT&E; operational test and evaluation; RDT&E and procurement supporting special operations and low-intensity conflict capabilities; peacekeeping operations; chemical and biological warfare defense; chemical demilitarization; and security cooperation programs, including counternarcotics.

Oversight of DOD offices: Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering; Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense); Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict); and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

Oversight of DOD commands and agencies: Special Operations Command; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Defense Security Cooperation Agency; National Security Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; National Reconnaissance Office; and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Sen. Mark Kelly
(Democratic-AZ Jr) Chair
Sen. Joni Ernst
(Republican-IA Jr) Ranking Member
Sen. Marsha Blackburn
(Republican-TN Sr) Member
Sen. Kevin Cramer
(Republican-ND Jr) Member
Sen. Deb Fischer
(Republican-NE Sr) Member
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
(Democratic-NY Jr) Member
Sen. Tim Kaine
(Democratic-VA Jr) Member
Sen. Gary Peters
(Democratic-MI Jr) Member
Sen. Rick Scott
(Republican-FL Jr) Member
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
(Democratic-NH Sr) Member
Sen. Tommy Tuberville
(Republican-AL Jr) Member
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
(Democratic-MA Sr) Member