Peters and Paul Welcome Senator Laphonza Butler, Announce New Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee Membership

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rand Paul (R-KY), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, welcomed U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler (D-CA) as the newest member of the committee and announced the updated membership for the committee’s subcommittees in the 118th Congress. U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), who has served on the committee since 2020, will depart the committee.

“I’m excited to welcome Senator Butler to the committee. We have a strong tradition of working in a bipartisan manner to tackle some of the toughest issues facing our nation, and Senator Butler’s experience will help our committee continue that important work,” said Chairman Peters. “I’m also grateful to Senator Padilla for his years of service on our committee, working to strengthen disaster response, improve government effectiveness, and address pressing national security threats.”

Below are the current lists of which members serve on the committee’s three subcommittees:

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations 

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) – Chair

Ron Johnson (R-WI) – Ranking Member

Tom Carper (D-DE)

Maggie Hassan (D-NH)

Jon Ossoff (D-GA)

Laphonza Butler (D-CA)

Rick Scott (R-FL)

Josh Hawley (R-MO)

Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight

Maggie Hassan (D-NH) – Chair

Mitt Romney (R-UT) – Ranking Member

Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ)

Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Jon Ossoff (D-GA)

James Lankford (R-OK)

Rick Scott (R-FL)

Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management

Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) – Chair

James Lankford (R-OK) – Ranking Member

Tom Carper (D-DE)

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Laphonza Butler (D-CA)

Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Mitt Romney (R-UT)

The Chairman and Ranking Member of the full committee are also ex-officio members of every subcommittee.