Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) announced that Committee Democrats elected Congressman Vic Snyder (D-AR) to chair the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) to chair the Military Personnel Subcommittee.
            House Armed Services Committee Democrats met on Thursday to select subcommittee chairmen to fill the vacancy expected when Congressman Martin T. Meehan resigns from the U.S. House of Representatives later this month. Congressman Meehan has served as the Chairman of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee since the beginning of the 110 th Congress.  
“I am pleased to announce that the House Armed Services Committee Democrats have elected two very able and dedicated members to lead subcommittees,” said Skelton. “Congressman Vic Snyder, who most recently has served as Chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, will become the new Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Congresswoman Susan Davis will become the new Chairwoman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee. Both Congressman Snyder and Congresswoman Davis bring a great deal of experience and expertise to their new roles and I am confident they will make us proud as we work to support our men and women in uniform.”
 “I want to thank Congressman Meehan for his service on the House Armed Services Committee and in the U.S. Congress.   As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Congressman Meehan has distinguished himself by his constructive and bipartisan approach. I regret that our Committee will lose such a talented and tireless member and subcommittee chairman, but I wish him all the best as the next Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell,” said Skelton.
Subcommittee chairmen were selected by the Caucus of the Committee pursuant to the Rules of the House Armed Services Committee and the Democratic Caucus. The full slate of subcommittee chairmen for the Committee will be submitted to the House Democratic Leadership for their consideration, and the new subcommittee chairmen will assume their posts upon the resignation of Congressman Meehan. The House Armed Services Committee Democratic Caucus also adopted a unanimous consent request to assign the resulting non-Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee vacancies to the new Committee member who will be appointed by the House Democratic Leadership to join the House Armed Services Committee. As provided by the Committee Rules, Chairman Skelton will appoint a member to fill the expected vacancy on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.