More on Security
For too long, the United States has turned a blind eye to growing exploitation by nations like China to use our academic institutions as a method to steal sensitive and valuable information and technologies. We have a duty to protect American intellectual property.
October 28, 2019 Press Release
While much more needs to be done to combat this activity, I am proud that today’s hearing can highlight the important work that is ongoing across North Carolina. Several State laws have been enacted, including the permanent creation of the Human Trafficking Commission, which is working with the State Bureau of Investigation to develop state-wide training programs and best practices for law enforcement.
Guilford County Schools was recently awarded $500,000 and Rockingham County Schools was awarded $500,097 from the School Violence Prevention Program, created by the STOP School Violence Act, passed by the House in March 2018 with the help of Walker. "It’s of the utmost importance our children feel safe while learning, and that our communities and law enforcement officials are empowered with resources to keep our schools secure."
September 17, 2019 Press Release
North Carolina, the nation’s most-military friendly state, knows well that our most important national security asset are the men and women who defend our freedom. I look forward to working on the NDAA conference to ensure that the final legislation upholds our commitments to our service members and their families, while fully equipping our military to complete their missions and advance our interests abroad.
Antifa’s violence, intolerance and hatred seems to know no bounds as they use barbarity and intimidation against political opponents, directing attacks without equivocation at our First Amendment. Their oppressive and dangerous attacks on journalists and law enforcement officers must be curtailed.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
Walker asked Hinton about how the Greensboro Police Department handles the seen 500% increase in 911 calls related to opioid overdoses, trends the Department is seeing in the community, and federal government cooperation.
July 25, 2019 Press Release
Back in 2017, I went on a two-day, seven stop opioid crisis tour across North Carolina to better understand the full scope of the opioid epidemic. I received a firsthand account of the realities, burdens and struggles my fellow North Carolinians face every day.
June 25, 2019 Press Release
We have come to a crossroads in the debate on what content should be prohibited from social media platforms and the appropriate mechanisms to identify and remove such content. Today’s hearing will help us to further our understanding of the current capabilities of AI technology and receive recommendations on what more the social media companies could be doing regarding the application of AI relating to content moderation.
June 21, 2019 Press Release
The Mueller Report made clear that Russia meddled in our election and threatened our security in ‘sweeping and systematic fashion.’ We cannot lose sight of this malicious attack on our sovereignty. The Election Security Assistance Act builds on my efforts last Congress and includes measures supported by both parties to enhance our ballot security while stopping a proposed partisan national takeover of North Carolina’s elections.
March 8, 2019 Press Release
Combatting the threat of terrorism takes an international, national, and most importantly, local approach. This legislation will ensure that government entities correctly share information and communicate to keep our communities safe and prosperous.