Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 | 2:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Heck was appointed chair of the Armed Services Committee’s main subcommittee overseeing investigations of conduct and spending in the Department of Defense, Heck’s office announced Wednesday.
“One of the reasons I first ran for Congress was to serve our men and women in uniform by bringing the perspective of a soldier to critical national security and foreign affairs debates in Congress,” Heck said in a statement.
“I can think of no better way to do that than by providing oversight of the DoD to ensure military resources are responsibly spent and programs are efficiently developed and implemented,” he said.
Heck has served on the Armed Services Committee since coming to Congress in 2011. He is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he commands a team of emergency medical support personnel.