Capital Building

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Committee Background

Year Established


Key Issues

Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security and government operations generally


Efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the federal government; evaluation of the effects of laws enacted to reorganize the legislative and executive branches of government; all legislation, petitions, and memorials relating to Dept. of Homeland Security, excluding appropriations; U.S. Archives; government contracting; municipal affairs of District of Columbia; organization of the executive branch; the Postal service; federal Civil Service; government information

Committee Leadership

Chair Ron Johnson (R - WI)
Ranking Mem. Claire McCaskill (D - MO)
Ranking Member

Vital Stats

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