Federal Relations

September 7, 2018

New Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Chosen

Yesterday, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) was officially approved as the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee by the Senate Republicans.  Inhofe had been acting as chairman while Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was battling cancer in Arizona.  With McCain’s passing, Inhofe has now officially assumed the position of chairman.

The person tapped to fill McCain’s seat, at least through the end of this year, Jon Kyl, has been assigned to the Armed Services Committee.  Kyl previously served in the Senate for three terms before retiring.