Congressman Ted Poe Sworn-in for a 3rd Term

Appointed to the House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was sworn in for a 3rd term as the United States Representative for the Second Congressional District of Texas earlier this week.

In the 111th Congress, Congressman Poe will serve on the House Judiciary Committee. As a former judge and prosecutor in Houston, Texas, for 30 years, Congressman Poe brings his professional experience and insight to the committees membership.

I am honored to serve on the Judiciary Committee, said Poe. I welcome this new responsibility and look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge of the law and the court system to the committee. My advocacy efforts on behalf of victims and children will also be strengthened by this appointment and I am encouraged by the bipartisan support of these issues.

The Judiciary has oversight responsibility for the Department of Justice and Homeland Security and I am especially excited to have the opportunity to work directly on much of the border security legislation that comes before Congress, added Poe. This remains one of my top priorities.

The Committee on the Judiciary has been called the lawyer for the House of Representatives because of its jurisdiction over matters relating to the administration of justice in Federal courts, administrative bodies, and law enforcement agencies. In addition to oversight for the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, the scope of the Committees concern includes issues relating to bankruptcy, espionage, terrorism, the protection of civil liberties, and constitutional amendments. The committee also covers issues concerning claims against the United States, national penitentiaries, Presidential succession, antitrust law, revision and codification of the statutes of the United States.

In addition to serving on the Judiciary committee, Congressman Poe continues to serve on the Committee on Foreign Affairs Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Subcommittees; an Executive Member of the Immigration Reform Caucus; and founder and chair of the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus.