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House Committee on Homeland Security

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The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. Its responsibilities include U.S. security legislation and oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.

Members of the
House Committee on Homeland Security,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counter Terrorism

Members of the
Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counter Terrorism,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response

Members of the
Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Protection

Members of the
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Protection,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cyber security, and Science and Technology

Members of the
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cyber security, and Science and Technology,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight

Members of the
Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight,
111th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment

Members of the
Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Issues

Appointment of William Jefferson

William Jefferson (D-La.) was nominated for appointment to the Committee for the 110th Congress, despite allegations that he accepted bribes. On February 28, 2007, Republicans announced on that they would attempt to block any bill appointing Jefferson to the committee. [1]

Jurisdictional conflict

On May 25, 2007, Republican members of the committee released a letter critical of the jurisdictional crossover between multiple committees with oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The letter asked DHS to provide information on redundant congressional hearings and briefings that demonsrate the impact of the congressional "turf divisions." They called for reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission Report to establish a “single, principal point of oversight and review for homeland security” in Congress. Two of the committee's 15 Republican members did not sign the letter; Lamar Smith (D-Texas) and Thomas M. Davis III (D-Va.). Smith is the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and Davis is the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, both of which have claimed jurisdiction over DHS in the past.[1]

Previous committee membership

110th Congress (2007-2008)

Members of the
House Committee on Homeland Security,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Subcommittee membership

Members of the
Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counter Terrorism,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Members of the
Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Members of the
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Protection,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Members of the
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cyber security, and Science and Technology,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Members of the
Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Members of the
Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment,
110th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


109th Congress (2005-2006)

Members of the
House Committee on Homeland Security,
109th Congress
Democrats: Republicans:


Articles and Resources

Wikipedia also has an article on House Committee on Homeland Security. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles

Resources

Contact Details

URL: http://homeland.house.gov/

  • Majority staff office - (202) 226-8417
  • Minority staff office - (202) 226-2616


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