Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally to Lead Hearing on Cartel Threat

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.

“The cartels sending drugs across our border are nimble, innovative, and dangerous,” said Rep. McSally. “Their members put extensive energy and focus into finding ways to go over, under, around, and through our border defenses. This hearing will examine the threat posed by cartel operations to DHS’ border security efforts and the security of the Homeland.”

Thursday’s hearing will be live-streamed HERE.

Last year, Rep. McSally led a hearing that revealed Border Patrol only has 56% situational awareness of the border. Across the border, Mexican drug cartels conduct extensive counter-surveillance against U.S. agents and use innovative techniques to successfully smuggle illicit loads across the border.