Senator Ron Johnson to Lead Homeland Security Committee

Tom Swigert
January 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Senate Republic Conference Thursday named a Wisconsin Senator as the head of its Homeland Security committee.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson was selected as the fourth chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

“I am honored by the support of my colleagues, and I look forward to working with Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, of Delaware, as ranking member of the committee.,” Johnson said. “As committee chairman over the past two years, Sen. Carper has set an excellent example by running the committee with a spirit of bipartisan teamwork, respect, integrity and professionalism. I fully intend to continue that tradition.”

“During my 31 years as a manufacturer in the private sector, I found it was always more productive to seek common ground with others by working on areas of agreement and pursuing shared goals,” he said. “Regardless of political affiliation, every American wants a safe and prosperous country. I intend to work with all of my colleagues to find ways of pursing that shared goal.”