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.
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