Press Release: Accompanied by several other members of Congress, Representative John Ratcliffe (TX-04) traveled to several border states including California, Arizona, and southern Texas to inspect border security measures and get input from personnel on the front lines of this important effort.
After returning from the trip the Congressman stated that, “Seeing the border up close and talking to the dedicated personnel tasked with securing it gave me an invaluable perspective. The number one goal of the federal government as enumerated by the Constitution is to provide for the common defense, and this starts with securing our borders. Each border sector presents its own unique challenges. Instead of just making top-down statements from Washington, it’s critical that we understand these challenges up close to promote ground-level solutions that will actually drive results.”
Members of the Homeland Security Committee spoke with several agencies to better understand the evolving national security threats to our homeland – how to most effectively secure our land and sea borders, deploy cutting-edge technology in these efforts, and support inter-governmental integration and cooperation.