Sue Ramanathan | Senior Counsel
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Sue Ramanathan, Senior Counsel, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Sue Ramanathan is Senior Counsel on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the Ranking Member, Senator Gary Peters.  A strategic policy advisor with over 15 years of experience as counsel to congressional committees and as a counselor and advisor to principals in the executive branch, she has managed policy teams, formulated and implemented strategy to advance legislative and policy initiatives, and conducted oversight to improve agency performance.  Previous stints on the same committee include service as the Director, Homeland Security Policy/Counsel for Ranking Member, Senator Claire McCaskill and as Counsel to the Chairman, Senator Joseph Lieberman.  

She has also worked in the House of Representatives as the Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Counsel on the House Select Committee on Homeland Security at its inception in 2003.          

Sue served at the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Counselor to the Secretary, and was a member of the Obama Transition Team for the Department of Homeland Security.  Between her time in the House and the Senate, she worked as an analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.                                                                  

Sue was educated at the Georgetown University Law Center (Master of Laws), Rutgers Law School (Juris Doctor) and Rutgers College (Bachelor of Arts).


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Congressional Panel

This year’s Congressional agenda includes issues of great significance to the identity technology industry. Although it is still unclear what type of legislation, if any, will emerge, the current policy debates on technology, data security, and privacy will certainly be instrumental in shaping political and public opinion for the future about biometric technologies and, prominently, facial recognition. This session, comprised of four senior, knowledgeable, and effective staff representing both Democrats and Republicans and the Senate and House of Representatives, will provide an overview of what is happening and also their insights on developments on facial recognition, privacy, border security, aviation security, and the Department of Homeland Security.
last published: 01/May/19 16:15 GMT

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