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    Meet the Mikes: The New Men in Charge of Military and Veterans Oversight in the House

    The incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is previewing upcoming fights over “wokeness” in the while the House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman is already demanding documents on several subjects from the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Republican conference formally chose them to lead key congressional panels.

    In a closed-door meeting Tuesday, House Republicans officially appointed committee leaders for the just-commenced congressional session, including Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., as Armed Services chairman and Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., as Veterans Affairs chairman.

    Rogers and Bost faced no challengers to becoming chairmen, so their ascension to the top of the panels was never in doubt. But the GOP conference's vote made their jobs official, and for Rogers, it comes after he made headlines in a dramatic moment during last week's battle over the speakership.

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    In a statement after Tuesday's meeting, Rogers said he will focus on both preparing the military to face threats from adversaries such as and , and probing policies that advance a “social agenda” in the military.

    “Initiatives that service a social agenda but don't advance our national security will be scrutinized,” Rogers said. “Those in charge of these initiatives will come before the committee to explain how they will protect…

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