The Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of all relevant aspects of visa, border, port and maritime security, including Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, Container Security Initiative, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, the Visa Waiver Program, and Biometric Entry-Exit, among others. It has oversight jurisdiction over 51% of the DHS budget, as well as four of its seven operational components including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
With 26 years of experience in the U.S. Air Force, leading national security and counterterrorism missions, Representative Martha McSally brings a fresh approach to ensuring our homeland is sufficiently prepared for terrorist attacks and other emergencies. Rep. McSally represents Arizona’s second district, which includes over 80 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico. With first-hand knowledge of threats at the border, she is a strong advocate for a better border strategy that uses intelligence-driven operations and all assets in a nimble way to intercept and stop transnational criminal organizations at the border.