Tulsa’s new congressman to serve on Armed Services Committee
Republican Jim Bridenstine, a former U.S. Navy pilot, gives Oklahoma coverage in both houses on panels that oversee military policy
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep.-elect Jim Bridenstine has landed a spot on the House Armed Services Committee, giving Oklahoma coverage in the House and Senate of military policy as the nation winds down the war in Afghanistan and the Defense Department faces budget cuts.
Bridenstine, a Tulsa Republican, is a veteran U.S. Navy combat pilot who now flies for the Navy Reserve.
He also will serve on the Science, Space and Technology Committee.