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Rep. Tom Malinowski. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.)

Malinowski joins House Homeland Security Committee

New Jersey Congressman remains on Foreign Affairs, Transportation & Infrastructure

By David Wildstein, January 15 2021 5:28 pm

New Jersey now has four representatives on the House Homeland Security Committee following an announcement today that Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) has joined the panel.

“Last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol was only the latest example of the alarming rise in violent extremism plaguing our country,” Malinowski said.   “I’m joining the Homeland Security Committee to ensure that our federal government finally prioritizes domestic terrorism and has the resources necessary to protect Americans from these evolving threats.”

The move substantially increases Malinowski’s workload.  He will keep his seats on the Foreign Affairs and Transportation & Infrastructure committees while adding Homeland Security to his portfolio.

Malinowski’s new assignment will, among other things, allow him to advance his fight against white supremacist violence and other areas of domestic extremism.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) also announced today that he would serve on Homeland Security, joining Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing).

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