As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and as a former member of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, securing our national defense has always been one of my top priorities. While threats to our homeland have always existed, America now faces a new wave of threats, such as cyberterrorism, that seek to destroy our foundational principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In order for America to remain free, safe, and full of opportunity, we must:
• Prioritize defense spending to ensure our military has the tools necessary to defend our freedom
• Strengthen America’s mutually-beneficial relationship with our international allies
• Remain vigilant and maintain an active role in the global fight against terror
• Increase our military’s readiness and ability to combat threats such as ISIS
• Restore our role as a leader in the global economy and maintain a competitive edge among our international peers
Homeland Security Committee
Following the devastating terrorist attacks on 9-11, the House Committee on Homeland Security was established to provide Congressional Oversight for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and better protect the American people against a possible terrorist attack. As a former member of the committee, I also served as a member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
The Committee on Homeland Security has six Subcommittees; each specializing in a subset of the Full Committee’s jurisdiction:
• Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
• Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
• Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies
• Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications
• Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
• Subcommittee on Transportation Security