Washington, DC – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected to Chair the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities in the 115th Congress. The Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives and counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, this subcommittee oversees U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), information technology and programs, force protection policy and oversight, and related intelligence support.

“I am honored to serve in this critical position with my colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “As we begin to rebuild our military in the next Administration, we must prepare to defend our nation on a 21st Century Battlefield. We live in an increasingly dangerous world and this subcommittee has a pivotal role in ensuring the American people are protected against terrorism and modern threats. I look forward to leading this Subcommittee and thank my colleagues for this opportunity.”

“Congresswoman Stefanik has been a real leader on our Committee in the need to address 21st Century threats to our defense, and I am pleased that she will be Chairing this pivotal Subcommittee,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13). “The Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee oversees a broad range of issues that are critical to our nation’s defense and I look forward to working closely with Congresswoman Stefanik this Congress.”