As a United States Senator, Angus sits on four oversight committees – Veterans' Affairs, Intelligence, Armed Services, and Energy and Natural Resources. These committees play a key role in furthering his ability to best serve and protect the interests of Maine as well as the country.
Representing one of the states with the highest rates of veterans per capita, Angus has long worked to ensure America meets our solemn commitment to those who answered the call of duty. The Committee is responsible for securing the physical and mental health of veterans and their families, it also oversees policy related to pensions, vocational training, education, and other matters.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is mandated with overseeing and studying the intelligence programs of the United States Government and to assure that those activities conform to the Constitution and the laws of United States.
Maine has a strong tradition of defending our Nation, and through his work on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Angus remains deeply committed to continuing that legacy by supporting our men and women in uniform, our veterans, military units in Maine, and ensuring the longevity of our industrial base at places like Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. These facilities not only provide strategic value to our national security, but also provide jobs that help keep Maine communities strong.
Angus is Chair of the Subcommittee on Strategic Force and serves on the Subcommittee on Seapower and the Subcommittee on Airland.
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: This subcommittee exercises jurisdiction over the budgets for nuclear and strategic forces, intelligence programs, space programs, cyber space programs, Department of Energy defense, nuclear, and environmental programs, and ballistic missile defense.
Airland Subcommittee: This subcommittee oversees equipment and related research for the Air Force and Army, as well as the tactical aviation programs of the Navy and Marine Corps. It also has jurisdiction over equipment for the National Guard and Reserve.
Subcommittee on Seapower: This subcommittee exercises jurisdiction over maritime interests, including the budgets for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps procurement contracts, research, development, test, and evaluation funds, Army and Air Force strategic lift programs, and the National Defense Sealift Fund.
Lowering energy costs and combating climate change are two of Senator King's top priorities in the Senate, and he believe that as a nation, we don’t have to sacrifice one of those goals to accomplish the other. By harnessing the power of renewable energy sources, we can move towards a more deliberate, domestically-driven energy policy that lowers costs for people in Maine while limiting the impacts on our environment and natural resources.
Angus is the Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks.