Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee – Democrats

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee – Democrats Led by Senator Gary Peters, the HSGAC Democrats lead efforts to strengthen national security, ensure taxpayer dollars are used responsibly, and conduct oversight of the entire federal government, and specifically the Department of Homeland Security.

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In the wake of serious cyber-attacks on our nation, Chairman Senator Gary Peters led the committee in approving bipartis...
05/13/2021

In the wake of serious cyber-attacks on our nation, Chairman Senator Gary Peters led the committee in approving bipartisan bills to provide better resources and coordination for cyber incidents that threaten national security and American livelihoods. READ more from Washington Post.

In the wake of serious cyber-attacks on our nation, Chairman Senator Gary Peters led the committee in approving bipartisan bills to provide better resources and coordination for cyber incidents that threaten national security and American livelihoods. READ more from Washington Post.

05/12/2021

Current law leaves too many gaps when it comes to transparent disclosures of significant hacks. WATCH Chairman Senator Gary Peters ask U.S. Department of Commerce’s Chief Information Security Officer about what details need to be reported after a breach.

05/12/2021

WATCH: Today on the Senate floor, Chairman Senator Gary Peters spoke in support of the highly-qualified, diverse, and dedicated nominees to help lead US Postal Service.

The recent attack against a U.S. pipeline shows an immediate need to bolster our defenses against cyber-assaults. A bill...
05/12/2021

The recent attack against a U.S. pipeline shows an immediate need to bolster our defenses against cyber-assaults. A bill led by Senator Gary Peters to provide additional tools and resources to recover from these types of attacks has advanced in the Senate. https://bit.ly/2RfiZev

The recent attack against a U.S. pipeline shows an immediate need to bolster our defenses against cyber-assaults. A bill led by Senator Gary Peters to provide additional tools and resources to recover from these types of attacks has advanced in the Senate. https://bit.ly/2RfiZev

05/12/2021

The ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline is a prime example of how cyber-attacks can affect the daily lives of Americans. WATCH Chairman Senator Gary Peters press top federal cyber officials about how to strengthen our national cyber defenses.

05/11/2021

Earlier today, Chairman Senator Gary Peters led a hearing on efforts to improve the government’s cybersecurity protections and response following several recent significant cyber-attacks and breaches against both the public and private sectors. WATCH

Senate-confirmed Inspectors General aid Congress’ efforts save taxpayer dollars. Senator Gary Peters and Senator Rob Por...
05/10/2021

Senate-confirmed Inspectors General aid Congress’ efforts save taxpayer dollars. Senator Gary Peters and Senator Rob Portman led several committee colleagues asking President Joe Biden to fill watchdog vacancies to strengthen independent oversight of federal agencies. https://bit.ly/2RLQPYM

Senate-confirmed Inspectors General aid Congress’ efforts save taxpayer dollars. Senator Gary Peters and Senator Rob Portman led several committee colleagues asking President Joe Biden to fill watchdog vacancies to strengthen independent oversight of federal agencies. https://bit.ly/2RLQPYM

Authorization of this vaccine for younger Americans is yet another important step in our fight against this pandemic. Se...
05/10/2021
FDA authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years old

Authorization of this vaccine for younger Americans is yet another important step in our fight against this pandemic. Senator Gary Peters will continue his fight to ensure every American has access to vaccines so they are protected against #COVID19.

Extending vaccine availability to children is considered key to achieving herd immunity, but could set off debates about vaccine mandates in school.

This attack clearly shows vulnerabilities in our cyber defenses can lead to real world consequences. Chairman Senator Ga...
05/10/2021
Hack of a crucial fuel pipeline is both a cyber crisis and an opportunity

This attack clearly shows vulnerabilities in our cyber defenses can lead to real world consequences. Chairman Senator Gary Peters will continue his efforts to bolster cybersecurity and ensure our critical infrastructure is safe from these kinds of attacks.

E&E insight: A natural gas pipeline hack would be even worse — DoD’s tech wizard stepping down

05/07/2021

Michiganders have made great progress with #COVID19 vaccine rollouts thanks to Chairman Senator Gary Peters’ efforts with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. WATCH as he toured West Michigan’s largest vaccination site this week.

Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities and even our public water systems are at risk. The Senate passed a pr...
04/29/2021

Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities and even our public water systems are at risk. The Senate passed a provision authored by Chairman Senator Gary Peters to help local governments protect their water systems from attacks. https://bit.ly/3gLrnwV

Hackers are constantly looking for vulnerabilities and even our public water systems are at risk. The Senate passed a provision authored by Chairman Senator Gary Peters to help local governments protect their water systems from attacks. https://bit.ly/3gLrnwV

A law written by Chairman Senator Gary Peters will now allow local governments to adopt the more secure and trusted .gov...
04/28/2021

A law written by Chairman Senator Gary Peters will now allow local governments to adopt the more secure and trusted .gov domain for free. Find out more here: http://go.usa.gov/xHQP.

Starting today, .gov domains are available at no cost to qualifying U.S.-based government organizations – including state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and official government election organizations: go.usa.gov/xHQP5

There's perhaps never been a more important time for the public to know where to get official government information online. By removing the fee for .gov domains, we aim to remove unnecessary barriers and reduce the credibility of malicious impersonation attempts of governments.

Share this post with your favorite non-.gov using government to let them know how we’re working to improve the .gov experience!

Learn more: go.usa.gov/xHQP5

NEWS: The Committee just voted to advance nominees to serve on the US Postal Service Board of Governors. Chairman Senato...
04/28/2021

NEWS: The Committee just voted to advance nominees to serve on the US Postal Service Board of Governors. Chairman Senator Gary Peters will work to ensure they are swiftly confirmed to give the Postal Service qualified leadership focused on reliable service.

NEWS: The Committee just voted to advance nominees to serve on the US Postal Service Board of Governors. Chairman Senator Gary Peters will work to ensure they are swiftly confirmed to give the Postal Service qualified leadership focused on reliable service.

04/27/2021

The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Jason Miller as OMB Deputy Director. WATCH Senator Gary Peters discuss how he is uniquely qualified to deliver for the American people during these trying times.

04/27/2021

ICYMI: Chairman Senator Gary Peters spoke on the Senate floor about the historic and unanimous confirmation of Deanne Criswell as Administrator of FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Chairman Senator Gary Peters is focused on ensuring the U.S. is better prepared to address cyber-attacks from the Chines...
04/26/2021

Chairman Senator Gary Peters is focused on ensuring the U.S. is better prepared to address cyber-attacks from the Chinese government and other foreign adversaries. READ more from POLITICO on his bill that would improve the federal response to breaches. https://politi.co/3xrBdtB

Chairman Senator Gary Peters is focused on ensuring the U.S. is better prepared to address cyber-attacks from the Chinese government and other foreign adversaries. READ more from POLITICO on his bill that would improve the federal response to breaches. https://politi.co/3xrBdtB

04/25/2021

ICYMI: Chairman Senator Gary Peters spoke to WXYZ-TV Channel 7 about how he worked to secure more federal personnel to administer #COVID19 vaccines in Michigan, and where Detroiters can sign up to get a vaccine now. WATCH:

04/25/2021

The public sector needs to attract the best and brightest talent to secure federal networks. WATCH Chairman Senator Gary Peters and U.S. Office of Personnel Management nominee Kiran Ahuja discuss how she plans to bolster cyber defenses by recruiting and retaining talent for the federal cyber workforce.

Cyber threats from foreign adversaries, like the Chinese government, are a serious national security threat. Chairman Se...
04/24/2021

Cyber threats from foreign adversaries, like the Chinese government, are a serious national security threat. Chairman Senator Gary Peters introduced a bipartisan bill to invest resources to improve our response to cyber-attacks and malicious breaches. https://bit.ly/3vgqjoy

Cyber threats from foreign adversaries, like the Chinese government, are a serious national security threat. Chairman Senator Gary Peters introduced a bipartisan bill to invest resources to improve our response to cyber-attacks and malicious breaches. https://bit.ly/3vgqjoy

Chairman Senator Gary Peters congratulates Deanne Criswell on her historic confirmation to be FEMA Federal Emergency Man...
04/23/2021
Senate Confirms Deanne Criswell as First Woman to Lead FEMA – Homeland Security Today

Chairman Senator Gary Peters congratulates Deanne Criswell on her historic confirmation to be FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator. He looks forward to working with her to combat the #COVID19 pandemic and strengthening disaster response in Michigan and across the nation. https://bit.ly/3xmE6vA

The Senate confirmed Deanne Criswell to be the next administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency by unanimous consent Thursday.

Dependence on foreign manufacturers for medical supplies is a national security risk. Chairman Senator Gary Peters is co...
04/23/2021

Dependence on foreign manufacturers for medical supplies is a national security risk. Chairman Senator Gary Peters is continuing his effort to bring the production of critical PPE back to the US, creating jobs and securing our supply chain. https://bit.ly/3nrcgKt

Dependence on foreign manufacturers for medical supplies is a national security risk. Chairman Senator Gary Peters is continuing his effort to bring the production of critical PPE back to the US, creating jobs and securing our supply chain. https://bit.ly/3nrcgKt

To win the race to develop artificial intelligence, we must attract more talent to the federal workforce. Chairman Senat...
04/21/2021

To win the race to develop artificial intelligence, we must attract more talent to the federal workforce. Chairman Senator Gary Peters introduced a bipartisan bill to offer scholarships to students studying AI in exchange for service in the public sector. https://bit.ly/2QcD591

To win the race to develop artificial intelligence, we must attract more talent to the federal workforce. Chairman Senator Gary Peters introduced a bipartisan bill to offer scholarships to students studying AI in exchange for service in the public sector. https://bit.ly/2QcD591

ICYMI: Senator Gary Peters reintroduced his bipartisan bill to build a stronger federal cyber workforce as we face incre...
04/15/2021

ICYMI: Senator Gary Peters reintroduced his bipartisan bill to build a stronger federal cyber workforce as we face increasingly sophisticated threats. READ more from the Washington Post.

ICYMI: Senator Gary Peters reintroduced his bipartisan bill to build a stronger federal cyber workforce as we face increasingly sophisticated threats. READ more from the Washington Post.

04/14/2021

The #COVID19 pandemic has taken more than half a million lives and continues to leave economic destruction. Chairman Senator Gary Peters asked public health experts about the initial pandemic response and where it went wrong.

04/14/2021

WATCH: At today’s oversight hearing on the federal pandemic response, Chairman Senator Gary Peters discussed how missteps in our nation’s initial response resulted in severe consequences for countless families and communities across the nation.

Breaches of federal networks show our government needs a cyber workforce with the skills to counter sophisticated threat...
04/13/2021

Breaches of federal networks show our government needs a cyber workforce with the skills to counter sophisticated threats. Chairman Senator Gary Peters reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help develop cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. https://bit.ly/3dhfjkV

Breaches of federal networks show our government needs a cyber workforce with the skills to counter sophisticated threats. Chairman Senator Gary Peters reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help develop cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. https://bit.ly/3dhfjkV

Recent breaches exposed vulnerabilities in our cyber defenses. Senator Gary Peters & Senator Rob Portman asked top feder...
04/06/2021

Recent breaches exposed vulnerabilities in our cyber defenses. Senator Gary Peters & Senator Rob Portman asked top federal cybersecurity officials about the severity of the breaches, what's been compromised & who is leading efforts to secure federal agencies. https://bit.ly/3rXGzc9

Recent breaches exposed vulnerabilities in our cyber defenses. Senator Gary Peters & Senator Rob Portman asked top federal cybersecurity officials about the severity of the breaches, what's been compromised & who is leading efforts to secure federal agencies. https://bit.ly/3rXGzc9

ICYMI: Chairman Senator Gary Peters is pressing the federal government for better domestic terrorism data so that resour...
03/31/2021

ICYMI: Chairman Senator Gary Peters is pressing the federal government for better domestic terrorism data so that resources are adequately going towards tackling the threat of violent domestic extremist groups. READ more from Bloomberg Government

ICYMI: Chairman Senator Gary Peters is pressing the federal government for better domestic terrorism data so that resources are adequately going towards tackling the threat of violent domestic extremist groups. READ more from Bloomberg Government

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A violation of an oath of office may be a crime. Speaker Pelosi Biden's electoral votes may have violated Title 3 USC 1 thru 15. Therefore whatever he signs may be unconstitutional or a violation of federal law. Congress may have violated their oath of office by not protecting and defending this country against foreign and domestic terrorism. Read a case involving a violation of a congressional oath of office. Violation of Oath of Office and Walker v Members of Congress. In refusing to obey the law of the Constitution and call an Article V Convention when required to do so, the members of Congress not only violated federal income tax law but their oath of office as well. The Constitution requires that all members of Congress must take an oath of office to support the Constitution before assuming office. In order to comply with the Constitution, Congress has enacted federal laws to execute and enforce this constitutional requirement. Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law, 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government”. The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine. The definition of “advocate” is further specified in Executive Order 10450 which for the purposes of enforcement supplements 5 U.S.C. 7311. One provision of Executive Order 10450 specifies it is a violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 for any person taking the oath of office to advocate “the alteration ... of the form of the government of the United States by unconstitutional means.” Our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. It can only be “altered” by constitutional amendment. Thus, according to Executive Order 10450 (and therefore 5 U.S. 7311) any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331which alters the form of government other by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311. Congress has never altered the Article V Convention clause by constitutional amendment. Hence, the original language written in the law by the Framers and its original intent remains undisturbed and intact. That law specifies a convention call is peremptory on Congress when the states have applied for a convention call and uses the word “shall” to state this. The states have applied. When members of Congress disobey the law of the Constitution and refuse to issue a call for an Article V Convention when peremptorily required to do so by that law, they have asserted a veto power when none exists nor was ever intended to exist in that law. This veto alters the form of our government by removing one of the methods of amendment proposal the law of the Constitution creates. Such alteration without amendment is a criminal violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 and 18 U.S.C. 1918. In addition, the members of Congress committed a second criminal violation of their oaths of office regarding an Article V Convention call. 5 U.S.C. 7311 clearly specifies it is a criminal violation for any member of Congress to advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government. The definition of the word “advocate” is to: “defend by argument before a tribunal or the public: support or recommend publicly.” The single intent of the federal lawsuit Walker v Members of Congress (a public record) was to compel Congress to obey the law of the Constitution and call an Article V Convention as peremptorily required by that law, the original intent of which has never altered by constitutional amendment. The lawsuit was brought because Congress has refused to obey the law of the Constitution. Such refusal obviously establishes the objective of the members of Congress to overthrow our form of government by establishing they (the members of Congress) can disobey the law of the Constitution and thus overthrow our constitutional form of government. The word “peremptory” precludes any objection whatsoever by members of Congress to refuse to call an Article V Convention. This peremptory preclusion certainly includes joining a lawsuit to oppose obeying the law of the Constitution and it may be vetoed by members of Congress. That act not only violates the law of the Constitution but 5 U.S.C. 7311 as well. When the members of Congress joined to oppose Walker v Members of Congress their opposition became part of the court record and therefore a matter of public record. Thus, regardless of whatever arguments for such opposition were presented by their legal counsel to justify their opposition, the criminal violation of the oath of office occurred because the members of Congress joined the lawsuit to publicly declare their opposition to obeying the law of the Constitution. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regardless of rioters and or alleged human sacrifice by unknown assailants. Congress still had a duty under its oath of office and a responsibility to strictly adhere to the Electoral Count Acts of 1876 and 1887, Title 3 U.S. Codes 1 thru 18, in its entirety and not make any capricious or arbitrary changes to a Presidential certification process that is foreign and was not recognized by our United States Constitution. Click on link http://foavc.org/01page/Articles/Comment%2011.mp3 #GODALLSEEINGEYES
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Attention mr trump and wife and kids with love i am a man of god with no bad record im not a perfect man want nobody believe that lie anyway but what i know i know i know im a child of god love god and love people 65-year-old man e2 rank the va the bva and many more cause me to much hard ship in many cases for 40 years they cause many hard ship lying stallin and frauding i know i won this case over and over any many ways many big folks want me to hire them in big places want to represent me in this case the main one and the head one is yeld college want to represent me in this lawsuit against the secretary of veteran affairs so im saying if you all do not want this you can come back to me with another settlement now quick like you did 16 years ago if you all offer me that same disability a month and that same u years and back money or more and pay my son David k Collins 18year old what the state messed up he is disable he my dependent he lost a kindney they messed up to surgeries if yall do that and do that quick we sleep good yall sleep good and every be happy if not just let me know quick cause me Yale college can be yall nightmare and anybody else i can get rev Dolphus Collins civil rights for vets on Facebook Jackson Ms thanks amen I am a black vet from benton ms country .65age now .not any bad record .man of God .civil rights person. For vets for all people rights .i got in army l4 l5 low back spine .put in for my va money .1975 .jks ms nov.won case many times .at the bva washington dc .by what they sect then wrote .and what they judge s wrote two times and there attys and mandated .then at cout of vets appeals won under judge hollway same court judge green black judge i talk to him at his cout about the mess on phone and sent proof .he rule in my favor and mandated it .the court atty jack lane jr wrote a brief letter sent to me to this same address said i have won to by evidence and u nder e a ja federal law to .a atty from ohio from ohio contact me he got in the case name micheal j mooney .i won with him in the case .same court .the bva va trusury dept paid that atty 5 000 .480.00 .cause i had won again with the atty. U nder e a ja federal law .a judge at the same court got in the case name judge moorman .work under the chief judge and lied like a big fat dog and said i had not won any thing sir .all of them rooted back and for 30 ys still lieing want pay .now last week va watch dog jim strickland text me .then for frist time Dept of vet affairs claim intake center from janvesville wi .sent me a two page letter saying they got what they need .but still want pay .last night i text the sect of vet affairs at home that was sect of vet affairs under obama staff .sent him all of the proof .he text me back gave a lady name. Work at sect of vet affairs under mr trump .i sent her all of the proof .now she want text are talk this her name and gmail ther under trump [email protected] rev Dolphus Collins civil rights person for vets and all people.....ps attn my 5000.friends facebook say i have with love Dolphus collins jks ms onfacebook black vet xarmy man .e2 rank .help vets free 40 yrs now .share this please .this is who bva va got texting me now up to date gmail name lieing like a big dog for them in my va case and about others vets i try to help. We stand to geather all vets .let them know we are not crazy and no fool ok share this big time ok .rev Dolphus collins onfacebook jks ms love you thanks Disability rights section 100060830beggu-oyhw Dolphus collins e2 rank jks ms 27 52 utah st 39213 [email protected] bva va vet court case no 19..0801