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Billy Long joins House homeland security, transportation committees

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U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., has joined the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, according to a news release.

Within the Committee on Homeland Security, which was established in 2002 to provide Congressional backing for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the event of possible terrorist attacks, Long will serve as:
  • Vice chairman on the Subcommittee for Oversight, Investigations and Management;
  • a member on the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence; and
  • a member on the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.
"As a business owner, he understands the importance of sound management," Peter King, chairman of the committee, said of Long in the release. "His business experience and skills will be critical as we oversee the Department of Homeland Security to ensure its programs are efficient and cost-effective."

As a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction on all modes of transportation, Long also will serve as a member of the Subcommittee on Aviation; as a member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; and as a member of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.

“Coming from a state that is known for its vast amounts of roads, rails, and runways, I am no stranger to the benefits that good infrastructure provides,” Long said in the release. “I am excited to serve on this committee and to get America back to work while improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure.”

A list of all U.S. House of Representatives committees can be found on its Web site.
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