Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976 and served as a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for eight years. As a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, Wallop served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Budget, where he directed major changes in the way the United States collects and analyzes intelligence and counterintelligence.
The senator is a member of the Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, and Labor and Human Resources senate committees, serving as chairmen of two subcommittees , Public Lands, Reserved Water and Resource Conservation, and Energy and Agricultural Taxation. Also, he is a member of a number of subcommittees, including Energy Research and Development , Natural Resources Development and Production, International Trade, Taxation and Debt Management, Labor, Aging and Education, Arts and Humanities.
Wallop was a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and was the first non-lawyer to serve on the Judiciary Committee. He also served as chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics from 1981-83.
Wallop served a term in the Wyoming State Senate and two terms in the state house before being elected to two terms in the U.S. Senate. A rancher and businessman from Big Horn, Wyoming, he is the third generation of a Wyoming pioneer family.
He was chosen in 1985 as one of the 12 members of Congress to serve on the Commission on the Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission. Representing the two houses on Congress and both major parties, the commission was created pursuant to the Helsinki accords. This joint committee has functioned since 1976, monitoring and promoting military security and human rights in Europe – primarily focusing on Eastern bloc violations.