Homeland Security


  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, Chairwoman
  • Henry Cuellar
  • Dutch Ruppersberger
  • David E. Price
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Grace Meng
  • Pete Aguilar
  • Chuck Fleischmann, Ranking Member
  • Steven Palazzo
  • Dan Newhouse
  • John Rutherford


  • Department of Homeland Security

Member Day 2020

E-Dear Colleague

Submission Instructions

Hearing Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Deadline to Submit Requests to Testify: Friday, March 29, 2019


Public Witness Submissions

The House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee will accept public witness testimony for the record for Fiscal Year 2020.

Submissions are due May 3, 2019.

Submission Instructions

Truth-in-Testimony Form


Fiscal Year 2020 Submissions

The Member Submission Database will be open March 11, 2019.

The deadline for submissions will be April 4, 2019.

Chairwoman Lowey's Dear Colleague on Congressionally-directed spending in the FY2020 appropriations process can be found here.​

Submission Instructions

Recent Activity

March 12, 2019 Press Release
"This subcommittee has a long bipartisan tradition, and emergency management issues are a prime example as to why. Disasters do not distinguish where they strike by party affiliation, and helping disaster survivors and their communities in the wake of a disaster is a goal that we all share."
March 11, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Chairman Mike Quigley (D-IL), and House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) today sent a letter to Russell Vought, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting the release of information and documents detailing how the Trump administration plans to raid previously appropriated funds for his national emergency declaration and border wall.
March 6, 2019 Press Release
"There are many critical areas for oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. Therefore, it is fitting to formally begin our hearings with the Office of Inspector General, which is perhaps in the best position inform us about how the Department of Homeland Security is doing."
March 6, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Live-stream for this hearing can be found here: https://youtu.be/gsKJ5MWBjAg

February 13, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today filed the conference report on legislation that will keep the federal government open and fund key national priorities. The legislation, negotiated by a bipartisan, bicameral conference committee, is expected to be considered in the House on Thursday.
January 31, 2019 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) today announced Vice Chairs for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 116th Congress.
January 30, 2019 Press Release
"With this proposal, Democrats are once again supporting strong border security as an essential component of homeland security. Border security, however, is more than physical barriers; and homeland security is more than border security. My proposal strikes a balance between a strong homeland security posture without compromising America’s core values.”
January 28, 2019 Press Release
The House of Representatives and the Senate today announced that the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations will meet on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. in HC-5.
January 25, 2019 Press Release

The House today approved, by unanimous consent, a Continuing Resolution to reopen all federal agencies through February 15 and provide back pay to federal employees. The Senate approved the legislation earlier today and House passage cleared the legislation for the President’s signature.

January 25, 2019 Press Release
“After Congress passes the legislation and President Trump signs it, I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle and across the Capitol in conference negotiations to craft a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that provides smart, effective solutions for border security while staying true to our values as Americans.”