By BRENDAN KIRBY
U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has been named to the conference committee that will work out differences between the House and Senate versions of the defense budget, his office announced Monday.
Bartlett, R-Md., who is in his fourth term representing Western Maryland, said he was named to a conference committee on spending for science programs last year. But since there was little difference between the House and Senate bills, he said the group never met.
Bartlett said he is looking forward to addressing weapons modernization, quality-of-life issues for military personnel, missile defense technology and an issue he has promoted for the last several months - mixed-gender training.