Gimenez Appointed to House Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) was selected to serve as a member of the House Homeland Security Committee for the 117th Congress. The Homeland Security Committee has jurisdiction over federal agencies pertaining to domestic security, including authorization of, and legislation related to, the Department of Homeland Security.

“I am honored to be a member of the House Homeland Security Committee. From authorizing funds to hire more agents under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security to establishing grant opportunities for counterterrorism and anti-narcotics operations, the work we do in this committee is incredibly important to America’s national security. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues on this committee to bolster the Department’s efforts to counter grave threats against our nation from adversaries such as China. I thank Ranking Member John Katko, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Congressman Vern Buchanan, who serves as our Regional Chairman of the Steering Committee, for their recommendation to serve this important committee,” Gimenez said.

House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko (NY-24), the top Republican in the committee, praised Gimenez for his work as Mayor of Miami-Dade County, and his commitment as a Member of Congress, to stop state-owned Chinese firms from having a creeping influence in the United States.

“As Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos has worked to prevent state-owned Chinese companies from undermining American companies and interests. He will be a key leader in the committee’s work to combat authoritarian nation-state aggression, particularly from China, which has presented a strategic threat to our homeland for decades. I am thrilled to welcome Carlos to the Committee on Homeland Security and look forward to his leadership on holding China accountable for its nefarious actions,” Ranking Member Katko said.

Gimenez will be joined by 9 colleagues from the Republican freshman class. The first committee this Congress is set to begin the first week of March.


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