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.



Bennie ThompsonDMS
Loretta SanchezDCA
Jane HarmanDIA
Peter DeFazioDOR
Eleanor Holmes NortonDDC
Zoe LofgrenDCA
Sheila Jackson-LeeDTX
Henry CuellarDTX
Chris CarneyDME
Yvette ClarkeDNY
Laura Richardson
Ann KirkpatrickRMD
Ben LujanDNM
Bill PascrellDNJ
Emanuel CleaverDMO
Al GreenDTX
Jim HimesDCT
Mary Jo KilroyDNM
Eric MassaRWY
Dina TitusDWA
Peter KingRNY
Lamar SmithRTX
Mark SouderRME
Dan Lungren
Mike RogersRMI
Michael McCaulRTX
Charles DentRPA
Gus BilirakisRFL
Paul BrounRGA
Candice MillerRMI
Pete OlsonRTX
Anh CaoRMD
Steve Austria



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:

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.



Contact Details


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