HASC Adds New Republican Members

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on Tuesday added nine new Republicans to the panel, according to a statement.

New HASC members are:

* Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.)

* Ralph Abraham (La.) CAPITOL

* Trent Kelly (Miss.)

* Mike Gallagher (Wisc.)

* Matt Gaetz (Fla.)

* Don Bacon (Neb.)

* Jim Banks (Ind.)

* Liz Cheney (Wyo.)

Barron Youngsmith, spokesman for HASC Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Wash.), said he expected the panel's new Democrats to be named by midday Wednesday. HASC is holding a waiver hearing for Defense Secretary-nominee retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. EST.

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