Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives consider legislative issues, mark up bills, and oversee agencies, programs, and activities within their jurisdiction. Congressman Higgins serves on the Homeland Security Committee and the Oversight & Reform Committee.

Armed Services Committee

The Armed Services Committee oversees defense policy, ongoing military operations and reforms to the Department of Defense (DOD). The committee works on an annual basis to produce the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which serves as the national defense budget. This includes jurisdiction over DOD facilities, military personnel, and commands worldwide.

  • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

Homeland Security Committee

The Homeland Security Committee was established in 2002 to provide Congressional oversight for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and better protect the American people against a possible terrorist attack. In recent years, the Committee has passed several critical pieces of bipartisan, homeland security legislation to prevent terrorist attacks on the homeland, secure our borders, protect against cyber attacks, ensure the Department of Homeland Security runs efficiently, and shield the homeland from international and domestic threats.

  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement – (Chairman)
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security

Oversight & Accountability Committee

The Oversight & Reform Committee works to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability within the federal government and all its agencies. The Committee is committed to exposing waste, fraud, and abuse. In recent years, the Committee has identified problems, promoted transparency, and advanced reforms that prevent abuses from being repeated.

  • Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Federal Workforce
  • Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs

House Freedom Caucus

The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable, and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety, and prosperity of all Americans.

Republican Study Committee

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has served as the conservative caucus of House Republicans and a leading influencer on the Right since its original founding in 1973. It exists to bring like-minded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America’s economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget.

House Energy Action Team (Heat)

The purpose of the House Energy Action Team is to supplement ongoing leadership, committee, and conference efforts by providing a committed, talented and well-organized group of House members to serve as messengers of House GOP energy policy.