Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I contact the Committee?
    • To email the Committee, please visit If you would like to call the Committee, the main line is (202) 224-4751. Directions to the Committee’s office can be found here.
  2. Where can I find the current membership lists for the Committee and Subcommittees?
    • To view the membership of the full Committee, please visit You can view a subcommittee’s membership by clicking the red button with the white arrow at the top right of each subcommittee’s webpage and selecting the ‘about’ page.
  3. Where can I find a schedule for upcoming hearings and meetings of the full Committee and subcommittees?
    • Refer to the calendar on the left side of the homepage of the website for information on upcoming hearings and business meetings.
  4. How can I check the status of a bill or nomination referred to the Committee?
  5. How can I live stream a hearing?
    • All of the committee hearings are live streamed through this website. To access the stream, go to the webpage of the hearing you are interested in. You can find a list of upcoming hearings here. The live stream will begin at the start of the hearing. If you do not see a video window, try refreshing your browser five minutes prior to the scheduled start of the hearing. 
  6. Where can I view video of a hearing that has already occurred?
    • All of the Committee’s hearings are recorded. A copy of each recording is saved to the Committee’s website. You can find a list of past hearings here.
  7. Where can I find a copy of a committee hearing that has been printed?
    • For PDFs of the committee’s hearings, please go to the Government Publishing Office Federal Depository System web site at this link: Official transcripts of hearings require substantial review to ensure accuracy. Please be aware that this review process may take months.
  8. What if I cannot find the hearing I am looking for on the Government Publishing Office website?
    • If the hearing does not appear on the Government Publishing Office website, it probably has not been published yet.  Official hearing prints can take up to six months to a year to be published, especially if they are part of a series or there are many documents for the record to collect and assemble.
  9. Where can I find information about a committee hearing that has not been printed?
    • Refer to the Hearings tab on this web site where hearings are organized by date.  For most hearings, the hearing video, member statements, and witness testimonies are posted.  If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please call the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at 202-224-2627.
  10. Where can I find information about previous subcommittees?
    • The archive section on this website is a clearing house for all information relating to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and its subcommittees prior to the 113th Congress. This portion of the website holds old reports, hearing testimony and more. 
  11. I have a specific personal issue with a federal agency or program that falls within the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Who can help me?
    • Our Committee is primarily responsible for reviewing legislation before Congress and providing oversight of the federal government. If you are seeking assistance for a problem or issue with a federal agency, please contact either of your state’s Senators’ personal office or your Representative. Each personal office will have caseworkers who are familiar with the federal agencies and programs and will know how best to assist you. Click here for a list of U.S. Senators by state and their contact information. To find your Representative, please click here.