Posts (Filtered by Border and Maritime Security)

McCaul Statement on Death of Border Patrol Agent ...

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement after U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Rogelio Martinez, was killed and his partner injured ...

November 20, 2017

Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at ...

U.S. seaports account for 23 million American jobs and $4.6 trillion dollars of economic activity, or 26% of the U.S. economy.  By 2030, America's trade volume is expected to quadruple. Keeping U.S. ...

October 30, 2017

Committee Passes Chairman McCaul's Border ...

Washington, D.C. - Today the House Homeland Security Committee passed H.R. 3548, the Border Security For America Act, by a vote of 18-12. Introduced by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and with ...

October 4, 2017

Markup of H.R. 3548

The Committee on Homeland Security will meet in open markup session on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., and subsequent days as may be necessary, in room 210 of the House Visitors Center to ...

October 4, 2017

Chairman McCaul Introduces Border Security for ...

Washington, D.C. – As the United States faces new and evolving threats to our national security, a strong, smart, multi-layered approach at our nation’s borders is required. Today House Homeland ...

July 28, 2017

McCaul Statement on Anti-Border Corruption ...

Washington, D.C. – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to struggle to recruit and vet employees. The lengthy process involved with a pre-employment polygraph requirement slows the hiring ...

June 7, 2017

H.R. 2213, Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization ...

A bill introduced by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), amends the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority. Full text of the Anti-Border Corruption ...

April 28, 2017

Homeland Security Members Tour Southwest Border: ...

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this year, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally ...

April 21, 2017

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