Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

McSally Earns Top Spot on Homeland Security Subcommittee

January 5, 2015
Press Release
CONTACT Patrick Ptak Communications Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative-elect Martha McSally today was appointed to chair the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications on the Committee on Homeland Security. The appointment to chair one of six subcommittees under the Committee on Homeland Security is a significant appointment for a freshman Member of Congress.

“With her background of providing leadership in the military, Congresswoman McSally is well-prepared to take on the role of Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications,” said chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Michael McCaul. “I look forward to working with her and all the members of the subcommittee to provide oversight of our government’s emergency preparedness and ensure we are doing all we can to keep Americans safe.”

“I’m honored to lead the Homeland Security Committee’s efforts to provide oversight of our government’s emergency systems and make sure our country is best equipped to deal with emergency situations,” said McSally. “I look forward to working with all my colleagues on the subcommittee to help ensure our preparedness is at its highest level.”

The Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications provides oversight on issues such as threats posed by bioterrorism, the interoperability of the nation’s emergency communications, and disaster response and preparedness.

McSally also was appointed to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on the Homeland Security Committee, which provides oversight of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement and handles issues related to border security, ports of entry, and Coast Guard operations.