The Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight will focus on ensuring that the federal government spends taxpayer money as wisely and effectively as possible. This subcommittee is charged with overseeing the federal government’s efforts to improve its management of significant acquisitions and ensure that acquisitions are conducted in a cost effective manner and deliver the promised results in order to protect taxpayer resources. The jurisdiction of this subcommittee also encompasses programs to improve financial transparency, expenditure tracking and efforts to prevent and recoup improper payments across the federal government.
The Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce oversees the management, efficiency, effectiveness and economy of all agencies and departments in the federal government, including the federal workforce and federal programs. The subcommittee has a broad authority for conducting oversight across the federal government and for seeking to improve the efficiency of federal programs. In addition, the Subcommittee is responsible for exploring policies that promote a skilled, efficient and effective federal workforce which will, in turn, work to ensure efficient and effective management of federal programs.
The Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Affairs, and the District of Columbia will focus on emergency management, disaster relief and issues relating to the oversight of the District of Columbia. This Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of FEMA and all of its emergency management responsibilities, including preparation for, response to, recovery from and mitigation against natural and man-made disasters. The Subcommittee also reviews the administration of post-disaster relief funds and oversight of financial assistance programs, like homeland security grants. In addition to these responsibilities, the subcommittee oversees the interrelationship between the Department of Homeland Security and states, localities and first responders in preventing and responding to natural disasters, terrorism, and other man-made disasters. The Subcommittee is also responsible for all matters regarding the oversight of the District of Columbia, including the District court system.
The Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight has broad oversight authority over all aspects of federal contracting. The Subcommittee conducts investigations and holds regular hearings to examine past failures, current policies, and how to bring more efficiency, transparency, and accountability to the contracting process.
The Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs has oversight authority of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) activities relating to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery, including coordination of recovery planning and activities among Federal agencies, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. It also has oversight authority over DHS’ activities related to supporting state and local fusion centers; community preparedness training and technical assistance programs; homeland security education and outreach programs; private sector preparedness and integration; and coordination with state and local law enforcement on counternarcotics and workforce corruption issues.
The Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia has jurisdiction over the management of all departments, agencies, and programs of the federal government, including the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Civil Service; national security staffing; relations between the federal government and state and local governments; relations between the federal government and international organizations of which the U.S. is a member; and the District of Columbia.
The Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security is tasked with enhancing and protecting many of the services and resources vital to our nation’s governance, security and operations. The Subcommittee’s areas of jurisdiction include overseeing the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal government’s financial management; the federal government’s information technology portfolio management; the effectiveness of national security methods, including agencies’ cyber security efforts; the Archives of the United States; the decennial Census and collection of statistics; and the United States Postal Service.