DETROIT, MI – In his first two years as Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) led landmark bipartisan efforts to help ensure the federal government is better prepared to protect and serve communities in Michigan and across the country. During the 117th Congress, Peters authored and enacted long overdue reforms to support the U.S. Postal Service, strengthen our cybersecurity, improve our nation’s federal disaster response, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government. Under Peters’ leadership, the committee conducted the first bipartisan investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Peters also led wide-ranging oversight efforts, including an investigative report detailing failures by national security agencies and major social media companies to address domestic terrorism, and an investigation that identified significant failures in the federal government’s preparedness and initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“From putting the U.S. Postal Service on stable financial footing to making some of the most significant updates to our nation’s cybersecurity policy in history, I’ve been proud to lead this committee and continue its tradition of bipartisan cooperation to tackle critical issues,” said Senator Peters. “There is no question that our efforts have made Michiganders and people across the nation safer from persistent threats and improved how the federal government serves taxpayers.”
Peters continued: “The challenges and threats faced by our nation will only continue to evolve. As Chairman, I am committed to building on this historic progress by making sure the federal government has the tools and resources needed to protect our national and economic security for years to come.”
Read below for more on Senator Peters’ key accomplishments as Chairman during the 117th Congress: