Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that she has been named Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities for the 113th Congress.

“I am honored to begin work as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities,” Fischer said. “Each day, Nebraskans learn more about a growing array of threats around the world, including recent North Korean rocket launches, China’s ongoing cyber attacks, and Iran’s tireless quest to acquire nuclear capabilities. I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner with Subcommittee Chair Kay Hagan (D - N.C.) to counter these threats and ensure the U.S. military is the best-equipped, finest fighting force in the world.”

The Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities is responsible for overseeing policies and programs to counter emerging threats, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and illegal drugs; homeland defense; technology base programs; special operations programs; and emerging operational concepts.