Committees and Caucuses

House Armed Services Committee: The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction over defense policy, ongoing military operations, the Department of Defense and the national security functions of the Department of Energy, as well as acquisition and industrial base policy.

House Foreign Affairs Committee: The House Foreign Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over U.S. foreign policy, the deployment and use of the U.S. Armed Forces, treaties and other international agreements, arms control and disarmament issues, peacekeeping, international sanctions enforcement, and multilateral organizations, among other issues. It has oversight responsibilities for the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other agencies as their work pertains to U.S. foreign policy.

House Small Business Committee: The House Small Business Committee was established to protect and assist small businesses. As such, the Committee has jurisdiction over matters related to small business financial aid, regulatory flexibility, and paperwork reduction. Additionally, the House Small Business Committee has oversight and legislative authority over the Small Business Administration (SBA) and its programs.

Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus: In Chrissy’s first few months in Congress, she founded the first Congressional caucus to ever focus on issues facing women both during and following their military service. Chrissy’s own experience in the Air Force informed her decision to form this bipartisan forum to address the issues facing the women who have served our nation in uniform. Chrissy, the Chair and Founder of the Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus, is joined by over 50 of her colleagues in this important work. For more information on the caucus, please click here

Women in STEM Caucus: As an Air Force veteran and former engineer, Chrissy understands the challenges that women and other underrepresented groups face in many technical fields. She founded and serves as co-chair of the Women in STEM Caucus to help remove these obstacles for the benefit of both women and the country. Chrissy is joined by a bipartisan group of over 20 of her colleagues who share her commitment to creating a STEM workforce which reflects the full diversity of the United States. Listen to Chrissy talk about the launch of the caucus here. Find additional coverage here

New Democrat Coalition: Chrissy serves as the Whip to this group of forward-thinking Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. She is on two task forces: Health Care and Future of Work. New Democrats are a solutions oriented coalition seeking to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging outmoded partisan approaches to governing. New Democrats believe the challenges ahead are too great for Members of Congress to refuse to cooperate purely out of partisanship.