Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, has been named chairman of the House Administration Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies. Lungren’s district includes Galt and Herald.
The Administration Committee oversees House committee budgets, how much members of Congress spend to run their own offices, orientation for newly elected members of Congress and security at the U.S. Capitol, Lungren said. The Administration Committee also reviews contested elections and oversees the Justice Department, he added.
Lungren was named Homeland Security Subcommittee chairman by chairman-elect Peter King, R-N.Y.
“It is vital that we continue to identify, assess and confront these (security) threats so those who wish to harm our country and our citizens fail in their attempt,” Lungren said in a news release.
King said in the news release, “As a member of the Homeland Security Committee since 2005, Dan has demonstrated his steadfast commitment to protecting our homeland from the terrorists who continue to plot and execute attacks against our nation.
“As the current top Republican on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, Dan has distinguished himself as one of the most knowledgeable members of Congress on the topic of cybersecurity, which is a top priority of the committee and critical to our nation’s economic stability and security.”
The appointments take effect when the next Congress convenes on Jan. 5.
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