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House Committee on Homeland Security

The House Committee on Homeland Security has jurisdiction over matters related to national defense. It has six subcommittees on border and maritime security; counterterrorism and intelligence; cybersecurity and infrastructure protection; emergency preparedness, response, and communications; oversight and management efficiency; and transportation and protective security. Legislation relevant to these topics is reviewed by the Committee before moving to the House floor. The Committee was created in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. (source)

http://homeland.house.gov/

Chair:
Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS2]
Republicans:
18
Democrats:
12

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party.

The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Michael McCaul
Chair
Michael McCaul
TX-10
Republican
Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Portrait of Bennie Thompson
Ranking Member
Bennie Thompson
MS-2
Democrat
Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Portrait of Daniel Donovan Jr.
Emergency ...
Daniel Donovan Jr.
NY-11
Republican
Portrait of John Katko
Transportation ...
John Katko
NY-24
Republican
Portrait of Peter “Pete” King
Counterterrorism ...
Peter “Pete” King
NY-2
Republican
Chair, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Portrait of Martha McSally
Border ...
Martha McSally
AZ-2
Republican
Chair, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Portrait of Scott Perry
Oversight ...
Scott Perry
PA-4
Republican
Portrait of John Ratcliffe
Cybersecurity ...
John Ratcliffe
TX-4
Republican
Portrait of Luis Correa
Oversight ...
Luis Correa
CA-46
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
Portrait of Donald Payne Jr.
Emergency ...
Donald Payne Jr.
NJ-10
Democrat
Portrait of Kathleen Rice
Counterterrorism ...
Kathleen Rice
NY-4
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Portrait of Cedric Richmond
Cybersecurity ...
Cedric Richmond
LA-2
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
Portrait of Filemon Vela
Border ...
Filemon Vela
TX-34
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
Portrait of Bonnie Watson Coleman
Transportation ...
Bonnie Watson Coleman
NJ-12
Democrat
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security
Portrait of Lou Barletta
Lou Barletta
PA-11
Republican
Portrait of Nanette Barragán
Nanette Barragán
CA-44
Democrat
Portrait of Val Demings
Val Demings
FL-10
Democrat
Portrait of Jeff Duncan
Jeff Duncan
SC-3
Republican
Portrait of Brian Fitzpatrick
Brian Fitzpatrick
PA-8
Republican
Portrait of Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher
WI-8
Republican
Portrait of Thomas Garrett
Thomas Garrett
VA-5
Republican
Portrait of Clay Higgins
Clay Higgins
LA-3
Republican
Portrait of Will Hurd
Will Hurd
TX-23
Republican
Portrait of Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Jackson Lee
TX-18
Democrat
Portrait of William Keating
William Keating
MA-9
Democrat
Portrait of James “Jim” Langevin
James “Jim” Langevin
RI-2
Democrat
Portrait of Tom Marino
Tom Marino
PA-10
Republican
Portrait of Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers
AL-3
Republican
Portrait of John Rutherford
John Rutherford
FL-4
Republican
Portrait of Lamar Smith
Lamar Smith
TX-21
Republican

Bills

There are 146 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Date PDF Bill
Sep 21, 2017 PDF H.R. 2142: INTERDICT Act
Sep 13, 2017 PDF H.R. 3328: Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017
Sep 1, 2017 PDF H.R. 3202: Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act
Sep 1, 2017 PDF H.R. 3284: Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017
Aug 8, 2017 PDF H.R. 2626: Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act
Aug 8, 2017 PDF H.R. 2805: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2017
Jul 28, 2017 PDF H.Res. 447: Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by President Donald J. T
Jul 17, 2017 PDF H.R. 1351: Strengthening Oversight of TSA Employee Misconduct Act
Jun 28, 2017 PDF H.R. 2825: Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act
Jun 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 2190: Streamlining DHS Overhead Act
Jun 15, 2017 PDF H.R. 625: REPORT Act
Jun 15, 2017 PDF H.R. 2188: Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act
May 22, 2017 PDF H.R. 1370: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 2169: Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 2213: Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 2281: Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017
Apr 25, 2017 PDF H.R. 876: Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017
Apr 24, 2017 PDF H.R. 1372: Homeland Security for Children Act
Apr 12, 2017 PDF H.R. 1258: HSA Technical Corrections Act
Apr 7, 2017 PDF H.Res. 235: Directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the Department of Homeland Security’s research, integration, and analysis activities relating to Russian Government interfe
Mar 23, 2017 PDF H.R. 1282: DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1249: DHS Multiyear Acquisition Strategy Act of 2017
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1252: DHS Acquisition Authorities Act of 2017
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1294: Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1353: Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1365: Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act
Mar 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act
Mar 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 1297: Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017
Mar 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 1302: Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017
Mar 15, 2017 PDF H.R. 1309: TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017
Dec 8, 2016 PDF H.R. 1738 (114th): Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015
Dec 8, 2016 PDF H.R. 4383 (114th): DHS Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2016
Dec 8, 2016 PDF H.R. 5253 (114th): Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act
Nov 15, 2016 PDF H.R. 5843 (114th): United States-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act of 2016
Nov 15, 2016 PDF H.R. 5877 (114th): United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act of 2016
Sep 26, 2016 PDF H.R. 5460 (114th): First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 5065 (114th): Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 5943 (114th): Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act
Sep 19, 2016 PDF H.R. 5346 (114th): Securing our Agriculture and Food Act
Sep 19, 2016 PDF H.R. 5459 (114th): Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016
Sep 19, 2016 PDF H.R. 5859 (114th): Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act
Jul 5, 2016 PDF H.R. 5385 (114th): Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Correction Act of 2016
Jul 1, 2016 PDF H.R. 5056 (114th): Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act of 2016
Jul 1, 2016 PDF H.R. 5064 (114th): Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016
Jul 1, 2016 PDF H.R. 5391 (114th): Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act
Jun 21, 2016 PDF H.R. 5388 (114th): Support for Rapid Innovation Act of 2016
Jun 21, 2016 PDF H.R. 5389 (114th): Leveraging Emerging Technologies Act of 2016
May 16, 2016 PDF H.R. 1887 (114th): To authorize the Comptroller General of the United States to assess a study on the alternatives for the disposition of Plum Island Animal Disease Center, and for other purposes.
May 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 4743 (114th): National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016
May 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 4780 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Strategy for International Programs Act
Apr 26, 2016 PDF H.R. 4820 (114th): Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016
Apr 21, 2016 PDF H.R. 4698 (114th): Securing Aviation from Foreign Entry Points and Guarding Airports Through Enhanced Security Act of 2016
Apr 14, 2016 PDF H.R. 4785 (114th): DHS SAVE Act
Apr 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 4482 (114th): Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act of 2016
Apr 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 4509 (114th): State and High-Risk Urban Area Working Group Act
Apr 13, 2016 PDF H.R. 4549 (114th): Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act of 2016
Apr 12, 2016 PDF H.R. 3586 (114th): Border and Maritime Coordination Improvement Act
Apr 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 4403 (114th): Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act
Apr 11, 2016 PDF H.R. 4407 (114th): Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2016
Mar 16, 2016 PDF H.R. 3583 (114th): PREPARE Act
Mar 16, 2016 PDF H.R. 4404 (114th): Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2016
Feb 29, 2016 PDF H.R. 4401 (114th): Amplifying Local Efforts to Root out Terror Act of 2016
Feb 23, 2016 PDF H.R. 4398 (114th): DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2016
Feb 23, 2016 PDF H.R. 4402 (114th): Foreign Fighter Review Act of 2016
Feb 23, 2016 PDF H.R. 4408 (114th): National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016
Jan 12, 2016 PDF H.R. 3584 (114th): Transportation Security Administration Reform and Improvement Act of 2015
Dec 15, 2015 PDF H.R. 3878 (114th): Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2015
Dec 8, 2015 PDF H.R. 3578 (114th): DHS Science and Technology Reform and Improvement Act of 2015
Dec 7, 2015 PDF H.R. 158 (114th): Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015
Dec 7, 2015 PDF H.R. 2795 (114th): First Responder Identification of Emergency Needs in Disaster Situations
Dec 3, 2015 PDF H.R. 3869 (114th): State and Local Cyber Protection Act of 2015
Nov 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 2899 (114th): CVE Act
Nov 19, 2015 PDF H.R. 3842 (114th): Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Reform and Improvement Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015 PDF H.R. 3859 (114th): HSA Technical Corrections Act
Nov 16, 2015 PDF H.R. 3875 (114th): Department of Homeland Security CBRNE Defense Act of 2015
Nov 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 3144 (114th): Partners for Aviation Security Act
Nov 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 3361 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2016
Nov 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 3503 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Support to Fusion Centers Act of 2015
Nov 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 3505 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Clearance Management and Administration Act
Nov 2, 2015 PDF H.R. 3598 (114th): Fusion Center Enhancement Act of 2015
Oct 20, 2015 PDF H.R. 3350 (114th): Know the CBRN Terrorism Threats to Transportation Act
Oct 20, 2015 PDF H.R. 3493 (114th): Securing the Cities Act of 2015
Oct 20, 2015 PDF H.R. 3572 (114th): DHS Headquarters Reform and Improvement Act of 2015
Oct 6, 2015 PDF H.R. 3102 (114th): Airport Access Control Security Improvement Act of 2015
Oct 6, 2015 PDF H.R. 3510 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy Act of 2015
Jul 28, 2015 PDF H.R. 455 (114th): Northern Border Security Review Act
Jul 28, 2015 PDF H.R. 2786 (114th): Cross-Border Rail Security Act of 2015
Jul 27, 2015 PDF H.R. 1634 (114th): Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2015
Jul 27, 2015 PDF H.R. 2750 (114th): Improved Security Vetting for Aviation Workers Act of 2015
Jul 22, 2015 PDF H.R. 998 (114th): Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015
Jul 22, 2015 PDF H.R. 1300 (114th): First Responder Anthrax Preparedness Act
Jul 22, 2015 PDF H.R. 2770 (114th): Keeping our Travelers Safe and Secure Act
Jul 22, 2015 PDF H.R. 2843 (114th): TSA PreCheck Expansion Act
Jun 18, 2015 PDF H.R. 1646 (114th): Homeland Security Drone Assessment and Analysis Act
Jun 18, 2015 PDF H.R. 2390 (114th): Homeland Security University-Based Centers Review Act
Jun 17, 2015 PDF H.R. 1626 (114th): DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of 2015
Jun 17, 2015 PDF H.R. 1633 (114th): DHS Paid Administrative Leave Accountability Act of 2015
Jun 17, 2015 PDF H.R. 1640 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation Accountability Act of 2015
Jun 17, 2015 PDF H.R. 2200 (114th): CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
Jun 17, 2015 PDF H.R. 2206 (114th): SWIC Enhancement Act
Jun 11, 2015 PDF H.R. 1615 (114th): DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
Jun 11, 2015 PDF H.R. 1637 (114th): Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015
Apr 17, 2015 PDF H.R. 1731 (114th): National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Jan 27, 2015 PDF H.R. 399 (114th): Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015