Joyce Appointed as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) was appointed as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
“I thank Chair Granger and my colleagues on the Steering Committee for trusting me with this responsibility,” said Joyce. “The Appropriations Committee plays an important oversight role and with Republicans back in charge of the House, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its duties in securing our nation will no longer be overlooked. Each day, our brave Customs and Border Protection agents are faced with increased challenges to secure our nation’s borders, stop illegal crossings, and prevent illicit substances, such as fentanyl, from flowing into our country. While we must increase focus on securing our Southern Border, we must also address the critical needs of every DHS component responsible for protecting the American people, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to ensure the Department receives the necessary funds and oversight to keep our homeland safe and effectively carry out its mission.”
On Congressman Joyce’s appointment, Chair Granger said: “Congressman Joyce has always fought hard for northeast Ohio and worked tirelessly to deliver on its needs. He has been a committed Member of the House Appropriations Committee, and I know his dedication to the American people will continue in his new role on the Homeland Security Subcommittee. I look forward to working with him in this capacity.”
This announcement follows an ongoing and tireless commitment by Congressman Joyce to address the crisis at our Southern Border. In the 117th Congress, the House Unanimously passed Joyce’s bipartisan legislation to protect Customs and Border Protection agents from fentanyl. Additionally, in the 117th Congress, Congressman Joyce introduced the bipartisan Advanced Border Coordination Act to create Joint Operation Centers along the southern border to serve as centralized operating hubs tasked with coordinating border operations, information sharing, and workforce training.