Rep. Scott Perry named Chairman of Homeland Security Subcommittee

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US Rep Scott Perry

US Rep Scott Perry

WASHINGTON, DC (WPMT)  Congressman Scott Perry has been named the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency for the 114th Congress. Perry served as a member of the Homeland Security Committee during his first term.

The York County Republican was elected to the newly formed 4th congressional district in 2012.  The Iraqi war veteran won re-election in 2014 over Democrat challenger former Harrisburg Mayor Linda D. Thompson.

“I’m privileged to take on this responsibility to help strengthen DHS’s core mission of protecting our homeland,” said Rep. Perry. “As part of its oversight of DHS, this subcommittee will make security and fiscal accountability to the American people our top priority.”

This subcommittee chairmanship comes after two legislative measures sponsored by Rep. Perry were signed into law at the end of the 113th Congress. The first was to preserve the Lincoln Train Station, where President Abraham Lincoln arrived prior to delivering the Gettysburg Address, while the second helps reinforce the protection and security of chemical facilities from terrorist attacks.

The 114th Congress will be sworn into office tomorrow. In the coming days, Rep. Perry plans to introduce several bills to advance common-sense solutions to control government spending, create more opportunities for all Americans and reduce government regulation over families and small businesses. He will remain a member of the full Homeland Security Committee, as well as his current assignments on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. His other subcommittee assignments will be determined in the coming days.