Posts (Filtered by Border and Maritime Security)

Ending the Crisis: America’s Borders and the ...

This hearing will examine gaps in our security at the Southern border and what we need to do to put us on a path to security. We will hear from front line law enforcement who live on the border and ...

February 7, 2017

H.R. 505, Border Security Technology ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) strengthens accountability for deployment of border security technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. Full text ...

January 31, 2017

McCaul on President Trump Signing Immigration ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement on President Trump signing an executive order regarding immigration and border security. Chairman McCaul: “For ...

January 25, 2017

State of Homeland Security Address

As the Obama Administration ends and a Trump Administration prepares to take office, Chairman Michael McCaul will deliver his annual “State of Homeland Security Address” on December 7 at The ...

December 7, 2016

H.R. 6381, DHS Reform and Improvement Act

A bill introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) includes provisions necessary to update, reform, and improve the operations of the Department of Homeland Security and its components to address the ...

November 30, 2016

McCaul Statement on Expanding Preclearance ...

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement on the heels of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement of ...

November 4, 2016

Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America

This hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) capabilities to identify and track foreign fighters and other bad actors attempting to enter the United States. We will also ...

September 14, 2016

POSTPONED: Chairman McCaul to Visit Northern ...

WASHINGTON – Next week House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) will join U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan for an in-depth, day-long tour of Maine’s Northern Border ...

August 18, 2016

H.R. 5253, Strong Visa Integrity Secures America ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 along with the Immigration and Nationality Act, to improve visa security and visa applicant vetting. Full text ...

June 3, 2016

Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: ...

Technology such as cameras, night vision devices, motion sensors, and surveillance equipment has become a key element of security operations across the rugged terrain of the southwest border. It ...

May 24, 2016

House Passes Five Homeland Security Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House unanimously passed five Homeland Security Committee bills to better safeguard our nation by voice vote. This brings the total number of bills the Committee has ...

April 13, 2016

Chairman McCaul Releases New European Terror ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the demand for the House Homeland Security Committee’s Terror Threat Snapshot, a new European Terror Threat Snapshot was released today by Chairman Michael ...

April 12, 2016

H.R. 2835, Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015

A bill introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), directs the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department’s vehicle ...

April 11, 2016

In The Wake of Brussels Terror Attacks, Committee ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The day after terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium killed dozens and wounded hundreds more, the Homeland Security Committee today advanced seven important pieces of legislation ...

March 23, 2016

Crucial Bill to Fight Terrorist Travel Passes ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  A bill that will help keep terrorists and foreign fighters from entering the United States overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The measure was based ...

March 21, 2016

Transparency, Trust and Verification: Measuring ...

In order to effectively control and secure the Southwest Border, it is critical to understand the severity of the threat and security gaps along the border. This hearing will examine the current ...

March 1, 2016

National Security and Law Enforcement: Breaking ...

Last December, the Homeland Security Committee, White House, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reached a bi-partisan agreement on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and ...

February 10, 2016

H.R. 4482, the Southwest Border Security Threat ...

A bill to be introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to prepare a southwest border threat analysis. Full text of the Southwest Border Security ...

February 4, 2016

Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist ...

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our nation’s visa and refugee process as a means to gain access to the country. From 9/11 to San Bernardino and the recent case of Iraqi refugees ...

February 3, 2016

House Leaders Press President Obama on ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House ...

January 28, 2016

McCaul Statement in Defense of Visa Waiver ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today House Homeland Security Committee Chairman released a statement in defense of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention law (pg. 1869) recently ...

December 22, 2015