Interview: Chairman, House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:15am

Defense News talks with “Rep. Randy Forbes, a Virginia Republican, returns in 2015 as chairman of this influential subcommittee [House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee], one of a handful of congressional entities that directly shape and alter the makeup and direction of the US Navy. As might be expected from a Virginia representative, Forbes is keenly interested in shipbuilding, but he’s also delved deeply into numerous seapower issues, from unmanned aircraft and amphibious lift to Chinese naval expansion and the US Navy’s shift to the Pacific. Forbes has campaigned strenuously for better funding for the sea services and is a strong opponent of sequestration spending restrictions.”  

“On the eve of the 113th Congress, he shared his views on what he sees in the year ahead.”