Senator Hawley Selected for Two Key Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Monday, January 28, 2019

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri has been selected for two subcommittees on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the 116th Congress. They include the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management.

“My number one priority is to ensure our Congress does the absolute most it can to serve the hardworking people of Missouri, and the first steps are keeping families safe and spending their tax dollars wisely,” said Senator Hawley. “I look forward to being involved in the important work of these two subcommittees to ensure our government is working for Missourians.”

Of note, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was originally known as the Truman Committee when it was organized in 1941. Additional information about these subcommittees, from the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI)

  • The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is the Committee’s chief investigative subcommittee and has the responsibility of studying and investigating the efficiency and economy of operations relating to all branches of the government. The Subcommittee is also tasked with studying and investigating the compliance or noncompliance with rules, regulations and laws, investigating all aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect the national health, welfare and safety, including syndicated crime, investment fraud schemes, commodity and security fraud, computer fraud, and the use of offshore banking and corporate facilities to carry out criminal objectives.

Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management (FSO)

  • The Federal Spending Oversight subcommittee is charged with examining all federal expenditures to ensure the taxpayer is getting the highest value for their dollar. To fulfill this objective the subcommittee seeks to identify and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government, no matter how small, and to proactively pursue mechanisms to prevent waste of taxpayer dollars.  Further this subcommittee is responsible for providing oversight of the federal emergency and disaster response and preparedness apparatus. That includes FEMA and the government’s efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters, including state and local grant programs.