Committees and Caucuses


House Armed Services Committee — The Armed Services Committee is responsible for policy related to defense policy generally; ongoing military operations; the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy; counter-drug programs; acquisition and industrial base policy; technology transfer and export controls; joint interoperability; the Cooperative Threat Reduction program; Department of Energy nonproliferation programs; and detainee affairs and policy. I currently serve on the following subcommittees:


House Committee on Homeland Security — Established in 2002, the Committee on Homeland Security provides Congressional oversight for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to better protect the American people against a possible terrorist attack. The Committee is also responsible for emergency preparedness and response. I currently serve on the following subcomittee:



What is a Caucus?

A caucus is an organization of Members of Congress interested in a particular issue or set of issues. Caucuses sponsor educational activities, such as briefings on timely topics or pending legislation, and sometimes encourage legislative action that will advance their members’ common goals.


Caucus Leadership

I currently co-chair the following caucuses:


Caucus Membership

I am a proud member of the following caucuses: