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U.S. Senator Blunt to Serve on Senate Armed Services Committee

Photo courtesy of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.  The committee has jurisdiction over the study and review of matters relating to the nation’s defense policies.

Blunt will no longer serve on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.  But he’ll continue to retain his positions on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. 

Blunt says he looks forward to facing the critical work the Senate Armed Services Committee will undertake.  He expects the committee to be faced with a number of critical challenges and responsibilities this year including dealing with the sequestration cuts.  He says Washington’s “out-of-control spending” must be reined in, but the cuts should be targeted in a way that doesn’t jeopardize our national security or military readiness.