Katko Announces Run for Ranking Member on Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. — Since coming to Washington, Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has been one of the most active subcommittee chairmen in all of Congress, passing 32 subcommittee bills in the House, conducting 32 oversight hearings, and shepherding 29 public laws across the finish line to better protect Americans. On Monday, November 18th Rep. Katko announced his intention to continue to build on this record of success as a candidate for Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee. His background as a career federal organized crime prosecutor along areas of the Southern, Northern, and maritime borders prior to coming to Congress make him uniquely qualified to continue the work of securing the border and protecting the homeland.

Rep. John Katko: “Over the past four years, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the House Homeland Security Committee.

“As Chairman of the Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, I was given the opportunity to lead efforts to address pressing homeland security issues. Together with my colleagues, we achieved significant results to keep travelers safe.

“I plan to continue that leadership into the 116th Congress as Ranking Member of the Committee. With a clear vision on how to protect our nation and secure our borders, combined with drive and determination, I will successfully usher this Committee into the future and expand our efforts to protect the United States.”

Highlights of Rep. Katko’s Tenure:

  • Led the Committee’s Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel, which issued 32 key findings and more than 50 recommendations, several of which were passed by the House immediately following the Paris terror attacks.


  • Was a key contributor to the first-ever House-passed reauthorization of the Department of Homeland Security.