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H.R. 1302, Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes. Full text of the Terrorist and Foreign Fighter ...

March 3, 2017

H.R. 58, First Responder Identification of ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit a report that describes select state and local programs and policies related to the ...

March 2, 2017

The Future of FEMA: Recommendations of Former ...

This hearing is the second in a series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Subcommittee will receive ...

February 28, 2017

The Future of FEMA: Stakeholder Recommendations ...

This hearing is the first in series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from experts in emergency management. The ...

February 14, 2017

H.R. 687, First Responder Access to Innovative ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) directs FEMA to develop a uniform process for reviewing grant applications seeking to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed ...

January 31, 2017

McCaul Inspects Security in Preparation for the ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), alongside Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS), met with the Secret Service, FBI, and other law enforcement officials to oversee and inspect ...

January 17, 2017

State of Homeland Security Address

As the Obama Administration ends and a Trump Administration prepares to take office, Chairman Michael McCaul will deliver his annual “State of Homeland Security Address” on December 7 at The ...

December 7, 2016

House Passes Homeland Security Legislation to ...

WASHINGTON D.C.– Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5859, The Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, introduced by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul ...

September 22, 2016

Markup: H.R. 5065, H.R. 5346, H.R. 5459, H.R. ...

H.R. 5065, Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act, introduced by Rep. Herrera Beutler (R-WA) H.R. 5346, Securing our Agriculture and Food Act, introduced by Rep. David Young ...

September 13, 2016

H.R. 5943, Transit Security Grant Program ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, and ...

September 9, 2016

Senate Democrats Must Act on Zika Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Dan Donovan (R-NY) issued the ...

July 13, 2016

H.R. 5460, First Responder Access to Innovative ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) to establish a review process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable ...

June 14, 2016

FEMA Struggles to Meet Information Technology ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) critical mission to prepare for and respond to emergencies depends on vital information technology systems. A new ...

May 7, 2016

State of Emergency: The Disaster of Cutting ...

This hearing will review the drastic cuts to homeland security grants proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.  Subcommittee Members will hear firsthand from stakeholders, ...

March 15, 2016

H.R. 3842, Federal Law Enforcement Training ...

A bill to be introduced by Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), reforms Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers by providing training to first responders to improve homeland security, including domestic ...

October 29, 2015

H.R. 2795, First Responder Identification of ...

A bill to be introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a study on the circumstances which may impact the effectiveness and availability of ...

October 29, 2015

Committee Print: Promoting Resilience and ...

Enhances accountability at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Emergency Communications, and Office of Health Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. The Promoting Resilience ...

September 14, 2015

Subcommittee Markup: Committee Print: PREPARE Act

A Committee Print, Promoting Resilience and Efficiency in Preparing for Attacks and Responding to Emergencies (PREPARE) Act, enhances accountability at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, ...

September 10, 2015

Subcommittee Markup of PREPARE Act

Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET Markup of Committee Print: Promoting Resilience and Efficiency in Preparing for Attacks and Responding to Emergencies Act Emergency Preparedness, ...

September 9, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Defense Support of Civil ...

The National Guard, active duty, and reserve forces provide critical capabilities in response to terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. This hearing will examine the vital role ...

June 10, 2015

Markup: HR 1300, HR 1615, HR 1626, HR 1633, HR ...

The Committee on Homeland Security will meet in open markup session on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., and subsequent days as may be necessary, in 311 Cannon House Office Building to consider ...

May 20, 2015