President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the new chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee.
He hopes the president devotes much of his speech to how he intends to better protect Americans.
"The world is witnessing the growth of Islamic terror, the growth of Isis, the attacks in Sydney and Paris. This isn't going away. Americans are looking for policies and leadership that will keep Americans safe and secure, in terms of national security and economic security," Johnson says.