February 09, 2023

Warren to Chair Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, Announces Top Policy Priorities

As Chair, Warren to Focus on Supporting Military Families, Holding Pentagon Accountable When it Lets Defense Industry Profits Overtake Servicemembers’ Needs 

Washington, DC -- United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will chair the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel in the 118th Congress. The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is responsible for military and civilian personnel policies and has primary jurisdiction on end strengths for military personnel, military personnel compensation and benefits, military health care, and military nominations.

In her role as chair, Warren will focus on expanding access to medical care and child care for military families and civilians, lowering the costs of prescription drugs to the Department of Defense, and strengthening ethics standards for Pentagon officials. She released the following statement:

"All three of my brothers served in the military – so it’s deeply personal to lead the Senate subcommittee on personnel, where I'll fight to make sure we live up to our rhetoric when it comes to supporting servicemembers and their families,” said Senator Warren. “From prioritizing quality childcare, housing and healthcare, to holding the Pentagon accountable when it lets defense industry profits overtake servicemembers’ needs.” 

Subcommittee on Personnel

Chairwoman: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Ranking Member: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)

Majority: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

Minority: Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Ala.), Sen. Ted Budd (R-N.C.)