Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

Securing our Border

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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.

February 2, 2017 Press Release

First Hearing on Cartel Threat to be Held Feb. 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced her appointment to chair the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, a position she has held since February 16, 2016. Last year, Rep. McSally chaired seven subcommittee hearings, including a field hearing in Sahuarita, that examined issues such as border effectiveness measurements, manning and infrastructure needs, the threat of visa overstays, and Border Patrol’s “defense-in-depth” strategy.

January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement on the selection of Ronald D. Vitiello as Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Rep. McSally serves as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee.

“Chief Vitiello brings vast experience at nearly all levels of the Border Patrol. I look forward to working with him to build a smarter, more effective border strategy that increases our situational awareness and operational control and keeps our border residents safe.” 

January 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three bills sponsored by U.S. Representative Martha McSally today passed the House of Representatives, her first bills to clear the chamber in the 115th Congress. Two of the bills, The DHS Support for Fusion Centers Act and The CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, increase information sharing between federal, state, and local officials about terrorist threats.

January 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s border security executive order. Rep. McSally serves as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee.

January 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally and Senator John McCain today introduced legislation to improve the management of new border technology acquisitions. The legislation, which passed the House unanimously last Congress, ensures that new border technology programs are equipped with basic cost-control mechanisms, such as acquisition baselines and a plan for meeting schedule and performance goals.

September 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today questioned Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan on his agency’s strategy to secure the border at a hearing that featured testimony from Southern Arizona residents. Witnesses testified on the consequences of the Border Patrol’s “defense-in-depth” strategy that creates a public safety threat for Southern Arizonans. 

August 12, 2016 Editorial

By U.S. Representative Martha McSally

Cochise County rancher Frank Krentz talked about the day his father was killed, at a hearing I held in Sahuarita in June to highlight what our residents experience along the border.

June 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today voted in support of legislation to simplify and standardize overtime pay procedures for members of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations. The reforms, which are supported by the National Law Enforcement Association, would provide stable compensation rates for CBP’s law enforcement agents.