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NH's Shaheen, Ayotte, on Armed Services panel

12:43 PM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte have been appointed to serve as chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, of a Senate Armed Services subcommittee.

As the senior Democrat and Republican on the Readiness and Management subcommittee, Shaheen and Ayotte will be in a strong position to advocate for military facilities and programs, including the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the Pease Air National Guard base.

The subcommittee oversees military readiness including training, logistics, and maintenance; military construction; contracting and acquisition policy; business and financial management; base realignment and closure; defense industrial and technology base policies; and industrial operations, including depots, shipyards, arsenals, and ammunition plants.

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