Posts (Filtered by Counterterrorism)

McCaul Introduces Bill to Help Communities Better ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the spate of active shooter situations across the country—most recently in Dallas, Orlando, San Bernardino, and Chattanooga—House Homeland Security Chairman ...

July 14, 2016

Worldwide Threats to the Homeland: ISIS and the ...

This hearing will examine current threats to the U.S. homeland, especially from radical Islamist terrorists, and will review the efforts of the federal government to counter other emerging threats. ...

July 14, 2016

McCaul on House Passage of Four Critical Homeland ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed four critical bills to better secure and protect the homeland. The bills passed prevent foreign fighter travel to the U.S., improve airport security ...

July 11, 2016

Chairman McCaul Releases July Terror Threat ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The July Terror Threat Snapshot was released today by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The “snapshot” is a monthly Committee assessment of the ...

July 6, 2016

Chairman McCaul Statement on the Homeland Safety ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the Homeland Safety and Security Act, H.R. 5611, introduced recently by Majority Leader ...

July 5, 2016

Chairman McCaul Statement on Recent Arrest at DHS ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reports indicated yesterday that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee with top-secret clearance had planned an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters earlier ...

June 22, 2016

McCaul Statement on the Administration's ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s unprecedented decision to redact reality out of the ...

June 20, 2016

In the Wake of Orlando, House Passes Bundle of ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of the Orlando massacre, America’s deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, the House moved quickly and aggressively on legislation that will better protect our ...

June 16, 2016

H.R. 5471, Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act

A bill introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responds to the high terror threat environment with measures to enhance security here at home by bolster efforts to ...

June 15, 2016

Leader McCarthy and Chairman McCaul Announce ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the House’s upcoming vote ...

June 14, 2016

H.R. 5346, Securing our Agriculture and Food Act

A bill introduced by Rep. David Young (R-IA) to make the Assistant  Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security ...

June 14, 2016

Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security ...

Fourteen years after the attack on September 11th, one of the few unfilled recommendations of the 9/11 Commission is the failure of DHS to establish a viable biometric exit system. The 9/11 ...

June 14, 2016

Orlando: "Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With the ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than fifty people dead and dozens more wounded after the Orlando nightclub terror attack, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following ...

June 12, 2016

Markup: H.R. 5064, H.R. 5253, H.R. 5390, H.R. ...

H.R. 5064, Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016, introduced by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) H.R. 5253, Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act, introduced by Rep. Will Hurd ...

June 8, 2016

GAO Report Highlights Serious Gaps in ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights glaring security gaps in our counterterrorism cooperation with overseas partners. The ...

June 7, 2016

Chairman McCaul Releases June Terror Threat ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The June Terror Threat Snapshot was released today by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The “snapshot” is a monthly Committee assessment of the ...

June 2, 2016

It’s Time for the Senate to Act on House Passed ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Planes that fly from overseas airports directly into the United States offer a distressing opportunity for terrorists to fly nonstop into our country. Today House Homeland ...

May 24, 2016

The Terrorist Exodus: Resurgent Radicalism & The ...

The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) and Program on Extremism at the George Washington University (GWU) would like to invite you to attend an address by The Honorable Michael McCaul, ...

May 19, 2016

House Passes Key Bill to Streamline ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States faces the highest terror threat environment since 9/11. Today the House passed a bill to streamline and integrate counterterrorism activities at the Department ...

May 16, 2016

Homeland Security Bipartisan Delegation Examines ...

This week Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) returned to Washington, D.C. after leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation overseas to examine the spread of Islamist militant groups and the threats ...

May 12, 2016

McCaul Led a Bipartisan Congressional Delegation ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today led a bipartisan Congressional delegation to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to visit the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) North Camp, ...

May 4, 2016