Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

Securing our Border

More on Securing our Border

July 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement on the Make America Secure Appropriations Act which the House passed today by a vote of 235—192. This national security appropriations package includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, and the legislative branch.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today chaired a Homeland Security Committee hearing to examine look the role that technology plays in helping to predict, deter, detect and interdict illicit activity along the Southwest border. The hearing featured testimony from security officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Government Accountability Office.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally led a bipartisan meeting with other Representatives of southern border communities and Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to discuss the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Alliance (NAFTA).  The representatives encouraged the administration to use this opportunity to work towards a fairer playing field that will help further economic growth and harness job creation. Their priorities included agriculture, infrastructure, e-commerce, cargo inspections—and others related to cross-border economic activity.

June 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to address critical staffing shortages along the border today passed the House of Representatives. The bill gives Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the discretionary ability to expedite their hiring process for well-qualified applicants who have already proven themselves trustworthy in the military and in law enforcement.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today voted in support of H.R. 244, the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the Federal government for the current fiscal year.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today chaired a Homeland Security Committee hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s counter network strategy to degrade and dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs)—also known as drug cartels—along our border. Specifically, the hearing evaluated the coordination between the DHS’s three joint task forces.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced legislation that would enhance penalties for “spotters” who transmit information about the position and surveillance efforts of the U.S. Border Patrol or destroy border controls.

February 22, 2017 Press Release

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today returned from touring border operations in the Rio Grande Valley along with a delegation of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials and lawmakers. Included in the delegation were U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul.

February 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today chaired a Homeland Security Committee hearing looking at the threat posed by cartels. The hearing featured testimony from security officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security, including Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief Paul Beeson.

February 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ET will lead a hearing titled: “A Dangerous and Sophisticated Adversary: The Threat to the Homeland Posed by Cartel Operations.” This is the first hearing Rep. McSally, who is the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, will lead in the 115th Congress.