Capital Building

House Committee On Homeland Security

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Oversight of U.S. Department of Homeland Security; border protection; counterterrorism and intelligence efforts; cybersecurity; emergency response


Oversight of counterterrorism and intelligence gathering and sharing efforts; oversight of border and maritime protection programs, including U.S. Customs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); oversight and legislating relating to cybersecurity and infrastructure protections; emergency preparedness and response, including oversight of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant programs

Committee Leadership

Chair Michael McCaul (R - TX)
Ranking Mem. Bennie Thompson (D - MS)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

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