Washington, D.C. - As one of the most senior Members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Chairman Stephen F. Lynch has been named the Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee.  Representative Lynch has been a leader on national security issues for many years and has the distinction of having traveled to the conflict zones of Afghanistan and Iraq as often as any Member of Congress.  He will lead the Subcommittee’s oversight efforts on national security, homeland security, foreign operations (including the relationships of the United States with other nations), immigration, defense and veterans.

“I am very pleased to be named Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee for the 116th Congress, and eager to take on these critical responsibilities” said Lynch.  “As Chairman I vow to re-start active Congressional oversight of President Trump’s National Defense Strategy, which has been ill-defined and prone to sudden and erratic revision.  I will ensure there is proper oversight related to the use of cyberespionage against U.S. Government entities and the private sector, and I plan to start a robust oversight on pipeline safety and security as we have witnessed an alarming number of gas explosions across the country recently.  We have a lot of work to do, and I am prepared to get it done.”