Press Release


McCaul & Donovan Applaud NDAA’s Strong Border Security & Counterterrorism Measures

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) continues to fight for stronger national defenses and homeland security. The House today overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which enhances border security and ramps up counterterrorism operations to combat terrorist travel. McCaul and Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) represented the Homeland Security Committee at the negotiations between the House and Senate.

Chairman McCaul & Rep. Donovan: “America is currently in the highest threat level environment since 9/11. It is imperative that our nation’s military and security agencies have the funding they need to carry out the critical task of protecting our homeland and the American people. This bill, which includes numerous provisions that were authored by the Committee, provides the Department of Homeland Security with the necessary capabilities and direction to better secure our borders, prevent foreign fighter and terrorist travel, and enhance our cybersecurity capabilities to defend against future threats. We would especially like to commend Chairman Thornberry for his strong leadership on this authorization bill.”