Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Gov. Hutchinson Named Chair of the NGA Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee

LITTLE ROCK – Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee this week by the Nominating Committee of the NGA. Governor Hutchinson served as the first Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush.

The Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee handles issues dealing with homeland security; the National Guard and homeland defense; criminal justice and public safety; and veterans affairs. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

Gov. Hutchinson issued the following statement:

“I look forward to serving on the NGA leadership team as Chair of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee. Seeing to the security of our homeland and the public safety of our citizens is of the utmost importance, especially in light of the recent tragedies and divisions challenging our world. I trust that my experience as the first Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be a valuable contribution as I serve as Chair of this committee. I am eager to continue working with a team committed to influencing federal legislation, particularly laws that affect the security of our states and our nation.”

For more information on NGA, visit  www.nga.org.

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