James has extensive expertise in matters of homeland security and federal legislative policy. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, he advocated for and advanced President George W. Bush’s homeland security policies and initiatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Play-Action has keen insights into the mission, policy development, legislative matters and operations at the Department of Homeland Security. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle often lauded James Norton for his bipartisan and pragmatic approach.
During his time with the Department of Homeland Security he participated in policy and appropriations discussion on key issues including aviation security, cybersecurity, border security, chemical security, immigration, emergency preparedness, transportation, and public safety.