Security

A strong national defense is vital in a post-9/11 world. That includes comprehensive border security. In keeping us safe, the government may be tempted to overreach in ways disturbing to those of us who value our liberty above all else. Spying on Americans in the name of security is unacceptable. Finding the right balance between our national security and our freedoms is essential in keeping Americans safe from terrorists who want to kill us because they hate our way of life.

Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight on this tragic mistake, especially as President Biden claims to proceed with an "over-the-horizon" counterterrorism strategy.
She lost her life in the line of duty which serves as a solemn reminder of the selfless sacrifices that law enforcement officers and their families make each day.
I recently spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge my colleagues to support my amendment to the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act, which states clearly that Israel is a critical defense partner...
I recently spoke on the House Floor in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. 
The lawsuit states that Danielson’s death was “preventable” and blames the city and officials for a “hands-off approach” to its policing strategy.
We are urgently concerned about the Taliban’s naming of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorist operatives, Sirajuddin Haqqani, head of a terrorist group known as the Haqqani Network, as the country’s acting interior minister...
Since 2016, our fellow Americans serving overseas have experienced unexplained illnesses and deadly symptoms commonly known as ‘Havana Syndrome.’ This ongoing situation threatens our national security, and we must...
The terror attacks at the Kabul international airport on Thursday killed 13 U.S. service members and scores of civilians.
My heartfelt prayers are with our American citizens President Biden has disregarded, and for our heroic military who served in Afghanistan struggling with increased traumatic stress, some even calling my office and weeping,...
This week, I joined fellow House Committee on Armed Services Republicans, including Ranking Member Mike Rogers (AL-03) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), in pressing the Biden Administration...
Five Texas police officers are suing Tesla Motors after being hit by the electric car company's Model X — which was operated by a user in its so-called "autopilot" mode.
The National Digital Reserve Corps harnesses the power of private sector digital, AI, and cybersecurity experts to bolster the cybersecurity efforts of our federal government.
The breaches which have of late been coming almost daily, which Taipei sees as unmistakable as acts of aggression and as "warnings" against its pro-democracy relationship with the US, follow recent Chinese state media...
A new Texas law makes it easier to prosecute human smugglers by removing the requirement to prove the intent to obtain a “pecuniary benefit.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas announced a series of charges filed against 40 people in connection to methamphetamine trafficking. The charges include distribution of methamphetamine, unlawful...
As we look to the battlefields of tomorrow, the groundbreaking work from Wright-Patt will determine what capabilities we have and simultaneously, shape our systems for the future.
My legislation delivers critical answers on who these prisoners are and who they are associated with to help understand the threat they pose, as well as our ability to respond.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews teamed up with the Coast Guard to seize nearly nine tons of cocaine in three separate incidents in July and August. The 17,620-pound seizures had an estimated street value of more...
There are a lot of foreign policy options between nation building and giving up. We found the proper balance in recent years—maintaining a small force that propped up the Afghan government while also giving us the capability...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found several packages from China containing counterfeit Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI badges. The fake badges were destined to various locations around the country.

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