Tuesday, January 10, 2017

McCaskill now top Democrat on Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

It's a new Congress, and every single elected official in the House and Senate has a lot of work ahead of them in order to serve the families and communities they represent.

I wanted to make sure you knew that I've taken over as the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee. It's an incredibly important committee—tasked with doing everything we can to protect Americans—as well as eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in government agencies-and I'll be using my leadership role to keep Missouri safe and hold government accountable.

I'm also a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, because maintaining Missouri's leadership in America's defense and serving those who serve our nation is not just my job, it's my honor. Just last week, I joined the Committee's Chairman, Republican Senator John McCain, to question America's top cybersecurity officers and defend our men and woman in the intelligence community from damaging and undeserved disparagement.

This week, I'll be leading a Senate hearing with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio to keep up our bipartisan fight to protect kids from online sex trafficking. You'll be able to watch the hearing LIVE once it starts at:www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations/hearings/backpagecoms-knowing-facilitation-of-online-sex-trafficking

There's a lot going on, and it's all important. Know that I'm fighting for you.

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