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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}The '''United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs''' is a standing committee of the [[U.S. Senate]]. While elements of the Committee can be traced back into the 19th century, its modern origins began with the creation of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments on April 18, 1921. Its inaugural committee was chaired by Medill McCormick.<ref>[http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/about/history ''U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs'' "History"]</ref>
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{{Congcommitteesvnt}}{{tnr}}The '''United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs''' is a standing committee of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]. While elements of the Committee can be traced back into the 19th century, its modern origins began with the creation of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments on April 18, 1921. Its inaugural committee was chaired by Medill McCormick.<ref>[http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/about/history ''U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs'', "History"]</ref>
  
 
==Leadership==
 
==Leadership==
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===114th Congress===
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The committee chairman in the [[114th United States Congress|114th Congress]] is [[Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)|Ron Johnson]] ([[Republican|R]]).
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===113th Congress===
 
===113th Congress===
[[Thomas R. Carper]] ([[Democratic|D]]) was appointed committee chair in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]].<ref>[http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/01/04/reid-announces-updated-committee-assignments-for-113th-congress/ ''United States Senate Democrats'' "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
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The committee chairman in the [[113th United States Congress|113th Congress]] was [[Thomas R. Carper]] ([[Republican|R]]).<ref>[http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/01/04/reid-announces-updated-committee-assignments-for-113th-congress/ ''United States Senate Democrats'', "Reid Announces Updated Committee Assignments For 113th Congress," January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===112th Congress===
 
===112th Congress===
The committee chair in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] is [[Joe Lieberman]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
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The committee chairman in the [[112th United States Congress|112th Congress]] was [[Joe Lieberman]] ([[Democratic|D]]).
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
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===2015-2016 (114th Congress)===
 
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|Rep3=Rob Portman
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|Rep4=Rand Paul
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|Rep5=James Lankford
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|Rep6=Michael B. Enzi
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|Rep7=Kelly Ayotte
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|gopstate7=New Hampshire
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|Rep8=Joni Ernst
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|gopstate8=Iowa
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|Rep9=Ben Sasse
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|gopstate9=Nebraska
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|Dem1=Thomas R. Carper
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|demstate1=Delaware
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|demleader1=Ranking Member
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|Dem2=Claire McCaskill
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|demstate2=Missouri
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|Dem3=Jon Tester
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|demstate3=Montana
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|Dem4=Tammy Baldwin
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|Dem5=Heidi Heitkamp
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|Dem6=Cory Booker
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|Dem7=Gary Peters
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===2013-2014 (113th Congress)===
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|Rep1=Tom Coburn
 
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|Rep2=John McCain
 
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|Rep1=Susan Collins
 
|Rep1=Susan Collins
 
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|Dem1=Joseph Lieberman
 
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|Note=Joseph Lieberman is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 
|Note=Joseph Lieberman is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.
 
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==Committee legislation==
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The below chart from [http://findthebest.com/ Find The Best] tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.
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==Subcommittees==
 
==Subcommittees==
The subdivison of the Jurisdictions overseen by the Committee on Homeland Security and Gvernmental Affairs underwent a redistribution process for the 113th Congress. The subcommitees listed immediately below are according to the current organization. To see the information from the 112th Congress simply click "show" on the following collapsed section.
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===Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations===
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations here].''
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[Rob Portman]] (OH)
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*113th Congress Chairman: [[Carl Levin]] (MI)
  
<big>'''Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations'''</big><br>
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{{Subcommittee members, 2015-2016
About: The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is the Committee’s chief investigative subcommittee and has the responsibility of studying and investigating the efficiency and economy of operations relating to all branches of the government. The Subcommittee is also tasked with studying and investigating the compliance or noncompliance with rules, regulations and laws, investigating all aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect the national health, welfare and safety, including syndicated crime, investment fraud schemes, commodity and security fraud, computer fraud, and the use of offshore banking and corporate facilities to carry out criminal objectives.<ref name="sub">[http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees ''U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs'' "Subcommittes" March 2013]</ref>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Carl Levin]] (MI)
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|Rep1=John McCain
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|Rep2=Ron Johnson
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|Rep2=John McCain
|Rep3=Rob Portman
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|Rep3=Rand Paul
|Rep4=Rand Paul
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|Rep4=James Lankford
 
|Rep5=Kelly Ayotte
 
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|Rep6=Tom Coburn
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<big>'''Financial and Contracting Oversight'''</big><br>
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The Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight will focus on ensuring that the federal government spends taxpayer money as wisely and effectively as possible. This subcommittee is charged with overseeing the federal government’s efforts to improve its management of significant acquisitions and ensure that acquisitions are conducted in a cost effective manner and deliver the promised results in order to protect taxpayer resources. The jurisdiction of this subcommittee also encompasses programs to improve financial transparency, expenditure tracking and efforts to prevent and recoup improper payments across the federal government.<ref name="sub"/>
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*113th Congress Chair: [[Claire McCaskill]] (MO)
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|Rep1=Ron Johnson
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|Rep2=John McCain
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|Rep3=Michael Enzi
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|Rep4=Kelly Ayotte
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|Rep5=Tom Coburn
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|Dem2=Carl Levin
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|Dem2=Tammy Baldwin
|Dem3=Mark Pryor
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|Dem4=Mary Landrieu
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<big>'''The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce '''</big><br>
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===Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management===
About: The Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce oversees the management, efficiency, effectiveness and economy of all agencies and departments in the federal government, including the federal workforce and federal programs. The subcommittee has a broad authority for conducting oversight across the federal government and for seeking to improve the efficiency of federal programs. In addition, the Subcommittee is responsible for exploring policies that promote a skilled, efficient and effective federal workforce which will, in turn, work to ensure efficient and effective management of federal programs.<ref name="sub"/>
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/fso/about here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Jon Tester]] (MT)
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[Rand Paul]] (KY)
  
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|Rep1=Rand Paul
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|gopleader1=Chairman
|Rep2=Ron Johnson
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|Rep2=James Lankford
|Rep3=Rand Paul
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|Rep3=Michael B. Enzi
|Rep4=Michael Enzi
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|Rep4=Kelly Ayotte
|Rep5=Tom Coburn
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|Rep5=Joni Ernst
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|Dem2=Mark Pryor
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|Dem2=Claire McCaskill
|Dem3=Claire McCaskill
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|Dem3=Cory Booker
|Dem4=Mark Begich
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|Dem4=Gary Peters
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<big>'''Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations and the District of Columbia'''</big><br>
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===Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management===
About: The Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Affairs, and the District of Columbia will focus on emergency management, disaster relief and issues relating to the oversight of the District of Columbia. This Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of FEMA and all of its emergency management responsibilities, including preparation for, response to, recovery from and mitigation against natural and man-made disasters. The Subcommittee also reviews the administration of post-disaster relief funds and oversight of financial assistance programs, like homeland security grants. In addition to these responsibilities, the subcommittee oversees the interrelationship between the Department of Homeland Security and states, localities and first responders in preventing and responding to natural disasters, terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The Subcommittee is also responsible for all matters regarding the oversight of the District of Columbia, including the District court system.<ref name="sub"/>
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''To view the jurisdiction and recent activities of this subcommittee, please see the official committee page [http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/rafm/about here].''
*113th Congress Chair: [[Mark Begich]] (AK)
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*114th Congress Chairman: [[James Lankford]] (OH)
  
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|Rep1=Rand Paul
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|Rep1=James Lankford
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|Rep2=John McCain
 
|Rep2=John McCain
 
|Rep3=Rob Portman
 
|Rep3=Rob Portman
|Rep4=Michael Enzi
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|Rep4=Michael B. Enzi
|Rep5=Tom Coburn
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|Rep5=Joni Ernst
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<big>'''Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations'''</big><br>
 
Jurisdiction: Studying or investigating the efficiency and economy of operations of all branches of the Government; studying or investigating the compliance or noncompliance of corporations, companies, or individual or other entities with the rules, regulations, and laws governing the various governmental agencies and their relationships with the public, determining whether any changes are required in the laws of the United States in order to protect public interests against the occurrence of improper practices or activities by labor or management groups, studying or investigating syndicated or organized crime which may operate in or otherwise utilize the facilities of interstate and international commerce, studying or investigating all other aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect the national health, welfare, and safety including but not limited to investment fraud schemes, commodity and security fraud, computer fraud, and the use of offshore banking and corporate facilities to carry out criminal objectives, studying or investigating the effectiveness of present national security methods, and studying or investigating the efficiency, economy and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the Government involved in the control and management of energy shortages.<ref name="subs">[http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/about/jurisdiction ''U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs'' "Jurisdiction"]</ref>
 
*112th Congress Chair: [[Carl Levin]] (MI)
 
<big>'''Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia (OGM)'''</big><br>
 
Jurisdiction: The Federal Civil Service, authorizing matters related to the District of Columbia, studying the effectiveness of national security staffing, studying the intergovernmental relationships between the United States and the States and municipalities, and between the United States and international organizations of which the United States is a member, and studying the management, efficiency, effectiveness and economy of all agencies and departments of the Federal government, including the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security.<ref name="subs"/>
 
*112th Congress Chair: [[Daniel K. Akaka]] (HI)
 
<big>'''Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security (FFM)'''</big><br>
 
Jurisdiction: The effectiveness and efficiency of Federal financial management, budget and accounting measures, other than appropriations, except as provided in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, government information, including management of information technology, Archives of the United States, Census and collection of statistics, including economic and social statistics, The United States Postal Service, studying the effectiveness of present national security methods and nuclear proliferation, organization and management of United States nuclear export policy, and studying relations with oil producing and consuming countries with respect to government involvement in the control and management of energy shortages.<ref name="subs"/>
 
*112th Congress Chair: [[Thomas R. Carper]] (DE)
 
<big>'''Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs (DRIA)'''</big><br>
 
Jurisdiction: Oversight of activities of the Department of Homeland Security related to supporting state and local fusion centers including training and technical assistance, activities of the Department of Homeland Security related to the Office of the Private Sector and the integration of the private sector into the nation’s emergency preparedness, resiliency, and response initiatives, activities of the Department of Homeland Security related to community preparedness and onsite training and technical assistance programs, activities of the Department of Homeland Security concerning the establishment and expansion of homeland security education and outreach programs at the primary, secondary, post-secondary, and graduate levels, activities of the Department of Homeland Security related to disaster recovery, including the recovery provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and coordination of recovery planning and activities among federal agencies, state and local governments, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector, the efficiency, economy and effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s post disaster financial assistance programs under the Stafford Act, activities of the Department of Homeland Security related to the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement, and cooperation between DHS and state and local law enforcement on counternarcotics issues.<ref name="subs"/>
 
*112th Congress Chair: [[Mark Pryor]] (AR)
 
<big>'''Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight'''</big><br>
 
Jurisdiction: Oversight of the implementation of federal statutes and regulations related to procurement, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, oversight of agency policies and procedures related to federal contracting and management of contracting, and oversight of the acquisition functions of the General Services Administration and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.<ref name="subs"/>
 
*112th Congress Chair: [[Claire McCaskill]] (MO)
 
 
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==Jurisdiction==
 
==Jurisdiction==
 
According to the official [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] website, the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee includes the following:
 
According to the official [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] website, the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee includes the following:
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#receives and examines reports of the Comptroller General of the United States and submits recommendations to the Senate as it sees fit related to the subject matter of the reports.
 
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==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.help.senate.gov/ Official Senate Page]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senate-Homeland-Security-and-Governmental-Affairs-Committee/120604954443 Official Committee Facebook Page]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Senate-Homeland-Security-and-Governmental-Affairs-Committee/120604954443 Official Committee Facebook Page]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/HSGAC Official Committee Youtube Channel]
 
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Background
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The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. While elements of the Committee can be traced back into the 19th century, its modern origins began with the creation of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments on April 18, 1921. Its inaugural committee was chaired by Medill McCormick.[1]

Leadership

114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Ron Johnson (R).

113th Congress

The committee chairman in the 113th Congress was Thomas R. Carper (R).[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Joe Lieberman (D).

Membership

2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (7)Republican members (9)
Thomas R. Carper (Delaware) Ranking Member Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) Chairman
Claire McCaskill (Missouri) John McCain (Arizona)
Jon Tester (Montana) Rob Portman (Ohio)
Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) James Lankford (Oklahoma)
Cory Booker (New Jersey) Michael B. Enzi (Wyoming)
Gary Peters (Michigan) Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire)
Joni Ernst (Iowa)
Ben Sasse (Nebraska)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Subcommittees

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

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

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (3)Republican members (6)
Claire McCaskill Ranking MemberRob Portman Chairman
Tammy Baldwin John McCain
Heidi Heitkamp Rand Paul
James Lankford
Kelly Ayotte
Ben Sasse

Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management

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

Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Tammy Baldwin Ranking MemberRand Paul Chairman
Claire McCaskill James Lankford
Cory Booker Michael B. Enzi
Gary Peters Kelly Ayotte
Joni Ernst
Ben Sasse

Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management

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

Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Heidi Heitkamp Ranking MemberJames Lankford Chairman
Jon Tester John McCain
Cory Booker Rob Portman
Gary Peters Michael B. Enzi
Joni Ernst
Ben Sasse

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee includes the following:

  1. government operations generally and the Department of Homeland Security in particular.
  2. study the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the federal government.
  3. evaluate the effects of laws enacted to reorganize the legislative and executive branches of government.
  4. study the intergovernmental relationships between the U.S. and states and municipalities, and between the U.S. and international organizations of which the U.S. is a member.
  5. homeland security issues.
  6. oversees and receives legislation, messages, petitions, and memorials on all matters relating to the Department of Homeland Security, except for appropriations, the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration, immigration, customs revenue, commercial operations, and trade.
  7. supervising the Archives of the United States.
  8. budgeting and accounting measures generally.
  9. government contracting.
  10. the Census and collection of statistics.
  11. Congressional organization.
  12. the federal Civil Service.
  13. government information.
  14. intergovernmental relations.
  15. the municipal affairs of the District of Columbia.
  16. the organization and management of U.S. nuclear export policy.
  17. the organization and reorganization of the executive branch.
  18. the Postal Service.
  19. the status of officers and employees of the U.S. including their classification, compensation, and benefits.
  20. receives and examines reports of the Comptroller General of the United States and submits recommendations to the Senate as it sees fit related to the subject matter of the reports.

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—U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs[4]

Contact

340 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-2627

See also

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