Sessions Poised to Chair SASC Subcommittee

“Senator Sessions will not be leading the Seapower subcommittee,” one Senate aide said. “And given his involvement with Strategic Forces in the past, he is most likely to remain there.”

The Seapower post could go to a member from another shipbuilding state, Mississippi’s Roger Wicker, who has new clout within the GOP caucus as the new head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Wicker was the third-ranking Republican on the subcommittee in the 114th Congress, behind McCain and Sessions.

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