McSally, City of Douglas Receive Major Update on Port of Entry Modernization Efforts
Douglas, AZ – Yesterday, the General Services Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the Feasibility Study, which began in the fall of 2017, confirmed a need for a two-port solution in order to modernize the Douglas Port of Entry. Upon receiving this news, Representative Martha McSally issued the following statement.
"I have been working on modernizing the Douglas Port of Entry with a two-port solution since I arrived in Congress. This project is absolutely vital to our security and local economy. Yesterday’s announcement is a major win for Douglas, our region, our state, and our country and represents a critical step towards updating this antiquated facility."
Over the last four years, Representative McSally has fought tirelessly to update the Douglas Port of Entry (POE). She has engaged with administration officials under both President Obama and President Trump. As Chairwoman of the Border Maritime Security Subcommittee, Representative McSally held a hearing on border infrastructure and manning needs where she highlighted the importance of improving the Douglas POE. In addition, Congresswoman McSally has repeatedly called on CBP to accelerate their modernization projects. Because of her advocacy, the Douglas Port of Entry project was placed on CBP's 5-year plan and the feasibility study was funded. Most recently, she hosted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen in May to highlight the issues that the port faces.