U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md., 4th) has been elected vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Now in his second term, Brown will serve under U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the panel’s newly elected chairman.
“As we confront evolving national security challenges, renewed budget uncertainty, and an administration that is upending our alliances and emboldening our strategic competitors, the Committee on Armed Services must advance our national security interests and uphold our constitutional duty to oversee the pursuit of these interests,” Brown said.
A colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Brown has served in the military more than 30 years, including multiple deployments overseas.
The Harvard Law School graduate served in the Maryland House of Delegates and as lieutenant governor.
Smith called Brown “a committed patriot,” adding, “his contributions to the work of the committee and the national security of the United States have been invaluable. I look forward to working together with him in this new capacity.”