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January 14, 2015

Thompson Welcomes New Democratic Members and Subcommittee Ranking Members

January 14, 2015 (WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced the subcommittee Ranking Members and the new Democratic membership of the Committee for the 114th Congress.

Subcommittee Ranking Members:

Border and Maritime Security – Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)

Counterterrorism and Intelligence - Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies – Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA)

Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications - Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ)

Oversight and Management Efficiency - Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)

Transportation Security - Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)

Democratic Members (12):

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) Rep. James R. Langevin(D-RI) Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA) Rep. William R. Keating (D-MA) Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA)

Ranking Member Thompson released the following statement announcing the Ranking Members and Democratic roster:

I am proud to announce an impressive slate of members from across the country for the Democratic roster of our Committee this Congress. The depth of experience and diversity in backgrounds that our members bring to the table will most certainly enhance the effectiveness of the Committee, as we work to help keep this country safe and secure. I am also confident that our new Ranking Members will bring leadership and thoughtfulness to the work of their subcommittees as they drill down on the broad array of issues that confront the Department of Homeland Security each and every day.

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