|In light of the terrorist attacks in France last week, the House of Representatives took up a security measure this week to ensure the safety and security of us here at home. I was proud to co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 4038 on Thursday, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015, as it will implement a superior vetting process for refugees. This legislation requires the Director of the FBI to work in conjunction with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence to unanimously certify and affirm that each refugee seeking entrance into the United States will not pose a security threat. Click here to read my full press release on this topic.
For the sake of American national security, this is legislation that both Chambers and the White House should overwhelmingly support. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue—this shouldn’t be a political issue. This is about keeping our country and its citizens safe.
I cannot stress enough the importance in each of you contacting your senator and the White House—tell them to fulfil their number one duty as public servants and protect Americans from enemies, both foreign and domestic. As elected representatives, our foremost responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of our own citizens—and I would like to reassure you that the People’s Chamber is working to keep American safe.