Homeland Security Watch

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January 13, 2009

House Homeland Appropriators for 111th

Filed under: Congress and HLS — by Jonah Czerwinski on January 13, 2009

Membership on the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee for the 111th Congress is final. The line-up is as follows:

• Chair: David E. Price, North Carolina
• José E. Serrano, New York
• Ciro Rodriguez, Texas
• C.A “Dutch” Ruppersberger, Maryland (new to the Subcommittee)
• Alan B. Mollohan, West Virginia (new to the Subcommittee)
• Nita M. Lowey, New York
• Lucille Roybal-Allard, California
• Sam Farr, California
• Steven R. Rothman, New Jersey (new to the Subcommittee)

• Ranking: Harold Rogers of Kentucky
• John Carter of Texas
• John Culberson of Texas
• Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois (new to the Subcommittee)
• Ken Calvert of California (new to the Subcommittee)

The Dems had three members leave the Committee. They were Chet Edwards, Chaka Fattah, and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick. Three GOPers also departed the Subcommittee: Robert Aderholt, Kay Granger, and John Peterson of Pennsylvania.

The House Homeland Security Authorizers still have work to do. CQ reported today that Chairman Benny Thompson had not yet scheduled the Committee’s organizational meeting.

We do know, however, that Rep. Jim Langevin is leaving the Homeland Committee to serve on Armed Services. Langevin was chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology. Langevin founded the House Cybersecurity Caucus and will likely stay involved in the issues, but his replacement is uncertain.

The Republicans named three new members to the House Homeland Committee, which will be comprised of 21 Ds and 13 Rs:
• Pete Olson of Texas
• Anh “Joseph” Cao of Louisiana
• Steve Austria of Ohio

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