Friday, January 30, 2009
McCain Joins Homeland Security Committee
According to an article posted on HSToday.US the Senate has updated the list of members of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Among the new members are John McCain (R, AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R, SC). The Committee Chairman, Joseph Lieberman (Ind, CT) worked closely with Sen. Graham on John McCain’s recent presidential campaign. This committee has already been marked by a very collegial atmosphere. Sen. Lieberman and Sen. Collins (R, ME), the ranking member, have worked very well together, sharing near equal billing on the committee web site. This is very unusual since most committees, in both the House and Senate, have separate web sites for the two parties. These new members should help to ensure that there continues to be broad bipartisan support for legislation that comes out of this committee.