February 08, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) announced that he has been tapped to serve as ranking member of the Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee within the House Committee on Homeland Security for the 118th Congress. 

“I’m honored to be trusted to lead my Democratic colleagues as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement,” said Rep. Correa. “I’m ready to work across the aisle to continue the fight for meaningful immigration reform and justice for asylum seekers, and to build bipartisan bridges to continue our work to keep our border safe and secure, and to keep illicit drugs like fentanyl out of our streets. This fight won’t be easy, but no fight worth winning ever is—and this is only just the beginning of my fight to deliver the American promise to all those who call this nation home.”

The Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement, which Rep. Correa was tapped to lead as the top Democrat on the panel, has jurisdiction over U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

“I am pleased to welcome Congressman Correa as the Ranking Member for the Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee,” said Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson. “Congressman Correa’s many years of experience and leadership within the Committee on Homeland Security will provide valuable in our work to protect our nation while ensuring humane and efficient processing for migrants at our borders. I am excited to continue our work together on behalf of the American people.” 

The Committee on Homeland Security is home to the Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement, and conducts oversight of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations, and holds jurisdiction over immigration policy and border security, transportation and infrastructure security, emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, the Secret Service, and election security.