Sullivan is ranking GOP member on 2 Senate subcommittees

Sen. Dan Sullivan. (May 6, 2016) Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, has been named as the ranking Republican member of two Senate subcommittees in the 117th Congress, one on fisheries and the other on armed services.

Sullivan’s office said he is now the ranking member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans Fisheries, Climate Change and Weather and the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.

Sullivan also served on both committees during the 116th Congress.

The Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries and Weather is responsible for legislation and oversight of science, technology, engineering and math research, development and policy; standards and measurement, and matters that impact our oceans, coasts and inland waterways including coastal zone management; marine fisheries and marine mammals; and oceans, weather and atmospheric activities. The subcommittee is responsible for overseeing the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Readiness and Management Support subcommittee has oversight of military readiness, including training, logistics and maintenance, defense environmental programs, business operations and working capital funds, real property maintenance, military construction, Base Realignment and Closure, Armed Forces Retirement Home, readiness procurement and military depots, shipyards, ammunition plants, and arsenals.