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Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee

The Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee focuses on homeland security, the National Guard and homeland defense, criminal justice and public safety and veterans affairs.

2017–18 Committee Leadership

Governor Mark Dayton, MinnesotaChair
Governor Eric Greitens, MissouriVice Chair

Gov. Kay Ivey, Alabama
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga, America Samoa
Gov. David Ige, Hawaii
Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan
Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey
Gov. Kenneth Mapp, Virgin Islands

Legislative Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee

February 14, 2017

Testimony – FEMA Recommendations

Testimony by Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director/Commander of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Michigan State Police, on behalf of NGA and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council, before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, on providing recommendations to the future FEMA Administrator.

October 28, 2016

Governors Commend Defense Dept. For National Guard Bonus Review

The nation’s governors released a statement on the Pentagon’s decision to stop collecting National Guard enlistment bonus repayments, supporting the action and a fair review.

Governors’ Principles for Homeland Security Grant Reform


As reform proposals are considered by Congress and the Administration, NGA also released Governors’ Principles for Homeland Security Grant Reform.