U.S. Rep. Nick LaLota has been named vice chair of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transporation and maritime security.
The first-year Republican congressman represents Huntington.
The subcommittee has jurisdiction over Transportation Security Administration and the United States Coast Guard. It focuses on security of passengers, cargo, airports, aircraft within the global aviation system; security of surface transportation; USCG port and maritime security activities; and transportation and maritime security workforce matters.
“I’m honored to be selected as the Vice Chair of the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee,” said LaLota. “In addition to being surrounded by water on three sides, our congressional district is home to several airports which connect us to the world. Enhancing security at our ports of entry is a top priority of mine this Congress and this position will allow me to better advocate for the men and women serving our country in the Coast Guard and the TSA who are charged with keeping our country safe.”
“As chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, I look forward to working together with Vice-Chair LaLota and my colleagues to hold the Biden Administration accountable for its disastrous open border policies that have endangered our nation and threatened our national security,” said Rep. Carlos Giménez, R-Fla., chair of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security.
LaLota was also appointed to the Emergency Management and Technology Subcommittee.