Full Name
Hope Goins
Job Title
Majority Staff Director, Committee on Homeland Security
US House of Representatives
Speaker Bio
Hope E. Goins is the Staff Director of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. She is the top advisor to Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson on all matters related to the oversight of the Department of Homeland Security and national security related matters throughout the Executive Branch. Ms. Goins is responsible for advancing and coordinating all Committee policy and legislation with the leadership of the House of Representatives. Throughout her tenure on the Committee, Ms. Goins has also been Chairman Thompson’s most senior advisor on matters related to counterterrorism, countering violent extremism, intelligence, cyber security, natural disasters, and civil rights and civil liberties.

With a decade of Capitol Hill experience, Ms. Goins has supervised the negotiation of key homeland security legislation, including the authorization of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Homeland Security Intelligence and Cybersecurity Diversity Fellowship Program Act, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Act.

Ms. Goins also represented the United States and the Department of State on delegations to over 20 nations including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Australia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Tunisia, Estonia, France, Egypt, and Poland.

Ms. Goins has been recognized by Roll Call and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies for leading the most diverse staff in the United States Congress.

A graduate of Tougaloo College, Ms. Goins is a lifetime member of the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association and the 40 under 40 Society. Because of dedication to the college, she has been named Young Alumnus of the Year and Alumnus of the Year. Ms. Goins has also received an award from the Washington Area Interalumni Council for her contributions. She is a member is the United Negro College Fund Hall of Honors.
Hope Goins