Bartlett tapped for Air and Land chairmanship
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has been named chairman of the Air and Land Force subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, his office announced this week.
The Western Maryland Republican has served on House Armed Services throughout his 17 years as a congressman. He was chairman for two years of the committee panel on Morale, Welfare and Recreation and served as chairman for two years of the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces subcommittee.
For the past two years, he has been the ranking member of Air and Land.
“I am honored that my Republican colleagues have selected me as a leader in the Congress to craft national security policies for our Armed Forces,” Bartlett said in a statement.
Bartlett, 84, said his background as a scientist and engineer helps him in "finding practical solutions to problems and challenges through collaborative partnerships."
Although leadership positions are coming out now, committee assignments won't be announced until January. Maryland's other Republican congressman, newly-elected Andy Harris, said last month that he hopes to take Democratic predecessor Rep. Frank Kratovil's place on the House Agricultual Committee.
Last week, we reported on this blog that Rep. Elijah Cummings was chosen top Democrat of the House Oversight Committee.