Sen. Rogers gets new subcommittee duties on Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Mike Rogers said today he is pleased to begin serving as Ranking Member on a different Homeland Security Subcommittee. He will end his tenure as the top ranking Republican on the Management, Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee, in exchange for the top Republican slot on the Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response Subcommittee.

Rogers was approved Tuesday night by Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Peter King (NY).“I look forward to working with Ranking Member Rogers over the next two years to ensure the continuing security of our nation,” King said. “Rogers understands the seriousness of the task at hand — guiding the Department of Homeland Security through this critical time of transition and crafting the policy that will keep this country free from terrorist attack.”

“I have been honored to serve on the Oversight Subcommittee, and am thrilled to have secured a leadership position on the Preparedness Subcommittee,” Rogers said. “This subcommittee has direct jurisdiction over the needs of our rural first responders as well as the interests of the Center for Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston. I am hopeful to serve as an even stronger voice for the first responder community in Congress, and that my involvement will help the CDP continue to grow and fulfill its mission.”

The CDP serves as a one of a kind facility that trains our first responders on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and hazardous material.