Congresswoman Johnson announced House passage of H.R. 1494, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Homeland Security Partnerships Act, legislation that strengthens the partnership between The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and HBCUs.
“HBCU’s and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) have provided a quality education to millions of people seeking to better their career prospects,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “This legislation requires DHS to develop a strategy to strengthen its capacity to provide research and development, contracting, internship and career opportunities to HBCUs,
MSIs, their students or recent graduates. DHS must develop strong working partnerships that allow us all to contribute to safe and secure environments. It is my fundamental belief that our federal workplace must reflect the diversity of our nation.”