Today, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) announced that he was selected to serve on the Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Committee on Homeland Security reviews legislation and conducts oversight on issues related to national security, while the House Committee on Foreign Affairs provides these same functions on matters associated with the international relations of the United States of America. These two committee assignments will give Mississippi’s Third District unique legislative influence over domestic and foreign affairs.
“I’m honored to be selected to serve on the Committee on Homeland Security,” Guest said in a statement. “As a prosecutor, I worked with law enforcement to stop the flow of drugs into Mississippi. As a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, I will be able to use my background and experience to promote policies that ensure our nation is secure.”
The Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security welcomed Guest to the committee on Wednesday. “Congressman Guest is a welcome addition to the Committee on Homeland Security. I look forward to working together with him, as we tackle a host of critical issues facing our nation,” Ranking Member Mike Rogers said.
Guest made the following statement on his assignment to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs: “American greatness is rooted not only in our success at home, but also in our strength abroad. I look forward to supporting sound international policies that provide strong economic opportunities for Mississippi, help keep our citizens safe, and ensure our national interests remain secure.”
Ranking Member McCaul of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs praised Guest’s commitment as a public servant, “Congressman Guest has been a committed public servant for the people of Mississippi for over two decades and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. International challenges facing our country will only continue to grow throughout the next Congress. And I take great comfort knowing that Congressman Guest will be by my side helping promote American leadership on the world stage as we navigate those challenges.”
Congressman Michael Guest Press Release