Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Christopher Cox (R-CA) recently announced that Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) will serve as the Committee’s Vice Chairman.
“Vice Chairman Weldon has worked for years on intelligence, national security, weapons of mass destruction proliferation, first responder issues, and is one of the foremost national leaders on homeland security. He was instrumental in the creation of this committee,” Chairman Cox said. “He understands the importance of a strong legislative and oversight Committee on Homeland Security. I am confident that he will be an outstanding leader of our national efforts to prevent terrorism, and to deal with it if it occurs.”
Rep. Weldon represents the Seventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Currently serving his ninth term, he is the senior Republican in the Pennsylvania delegation. A Member of the House of Representatives since 1987, Rep. Weldon has taken leadership roles on a wide variety of issues, ranging from national security to the environment.