Emerging Threats and Capabilities

About the Subcommittee

The Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives and counterproliferation 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. It makes sure that our nation is protected against terrorist attacks and unconventional threats.

Members of the Subcommittee

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC) will lead the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee in the 114th Congress, with Rep. James R. Langevin (RI) serving as the Ranking Member.



  • Rhode Island James R. Langevin, Rhode Island
    Ranking Member
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  • Tennessee Jim Cooper, Tennessee Visit Site
  • California John Garamendi, California Visit Site
  • Joaquin Castro, Texas
  • Marc A. Veasey, Texas
  • Donald Norcross, New Jersey
  • Brad Ashford, Nebraska
  • Pete Aguilar, California