House Passes 11 Committee Bills to Secure The Homeland, Including BITMAP


Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House passed eleven bills to better secure our homeland by improving our nation’s defenses and staying ahead of ever-evolving threats. These bills bolster our border security efforts, strengthen TSA, and better identify cyber threats, among other things. Additional legislation includes H.R. 6439, the Biometric Identification Migration Alert Program (BITMAP) Authorization Act of 2018 by a bipartisan vote of 272-119. Introduced by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA), this bill fully authorizes BITMAP and helps prevent potential terrorists and dangerous criminals from entering our country. BITMAP is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland

Bills to Shield the Homeland


The Homeland Security Committee continues to pass bipartisan legislation that seeks to secure America’s borders, protect against cyber attacks, ensure that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security runs efficiently, and shield the homeland from both international and domestic threats. The Homeland Security Committee passed 105 bills through the House; 7 of those bills became public law (P.L.).   115th Congress   Public Laws (7) H.R. 366, DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess (SAVE) Act, introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), passed the House on January 31, 2017; passed the Senate on May 2, 2017; House passed the amended Senate version on May 23, 2017; signed into

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