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Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The committee was created in 2002, acquiring permanent status in 2005.[1]

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Michael McCaul (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was Michael T. McCaul (R).[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Peter T. King (R).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Homeland Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (11)Republican members (18)
Bennie Thompson (Mississippi) Ranking MemberMichael McCaul (Texas) Chairman
Loretta Sanchez (California) Lamar S. Smith (Texas)
Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) Peter T. King (New York)
Brian Higgins (New York) Mike Rogers (Alabama)
Cedric Richmond (Louisiana) Candice S. Miller (Michigan)
William R. Keating (Massachusetts) Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
Donald Payne (New Jersey) Tom Marino (Pennsylvania)
Filemon Vela (Texas) Steven Palazzo (Mississippi)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (New Jersey) Lou Barletta (Pennsylvania)
Kathleen M. Rice (New York) Scott Perry (Pennsylvania)
Norma Torres (California) Curt Clawson (Florida)
John Katko (New York)
Will Hurd (Texas)
Buddy Carter (Georgia)
Mark Walker (North Carolina)
Barry Loudermilk (Georgia)
Martha McSally (Arizona)
John Ratcliffe (Texas)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

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Subcommittees

Border and Maritime Security

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Border, Maritime Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (5)Republican members (7)
Filemon Vela Ranking MemberCandice Miller Chairman
Loretta Sanchez Lamar Smith
Sheila Jackson Lee Mike Rogers
Brian Higgins Jeff Duncan
Norma Torres Lou Barletta
Will Hurd
Martha McSally

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Counterterriorism and Intelligence Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Brian Higgins Ranking MemberPete King Chairman
William Keating Candice Miller
Filemon Vela Lou Barletta
John Katko
Will Hurd

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (7)
Cedric Richmond Ranking MemberJohn Ratcliffe Chairman
Loretta Sanchez Mike Rogers
Sheila Jackson Lee Peter King
James Langevin Tom Marino
Steven Palazzo
Scott Perry
Curt Clawson

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Donald Payne Ranking MemberMartha McSally Chairman
Bonnie Watson Coleman Tom Marino
Kathleen M. Rice Steven Palazzo
Mark Walker
Barry Loudermilk

Oversight, Investigations, and Management

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Bonnie Watson Coleman Ranking MemberScott Perry Chairman
Cedric Richmond Jeff Duncan
Norma Torres Curt Clawson
Buddy Carter
Barry Loudermilk

Transportation Security

To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page here.

Subcommittee on Transportation Security Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Kathleen M. Rice Ranking MemberJohn Katko Chairman
William Keating Mike Rogers
Donald Payne Buddy Carter
Mark Walker
John Ratcliffe

Jurisdiction

According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security committee includes the following:

  1. Overall homeland security policy.
  2. Organization, administration, and general management of the Department of Homeland Security.
  3. Functions of the Department of Homeland Security relating to the following:
    1. Border and port security (except immigration policy and non-border enforcement).
    2. Customs (except customs revenue).
    3. Integration, analysis, and dissemination of homeland security information.
    4. Domestic preparedness for and collective response to terrorism.
    5. Research and development.

[3]

—Rules of the House of Representatives[4]

Contact

U.S. House of Representatives H2-176 Ford House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 226-8417
Fax: (202) 226-3399

See also

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