More on Security
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.
February 14, 2019 Press Release
This flippant approach to a national crisis will do little to nothing to stop illegal immigration or human and drug trafficking. We can be the Congress that finally solves this problem, but it will take real action. Specifically, congressional action.
My Democratic colleagues would be well-served by heeding their pleas and working on solutions that keep American families safe, instead of placating to calls for open borders. The government shuts down on Friday. It’s time to put up or shut up.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
Sharon: “It is very difficult for me to have all this constant pain and then deal with all the emotions I am feeling about someone who comes into our country illegally and gets a little pat on the hand when he breaks all our laws. To say my life was shattered is an understatement.”
People like Merenda and her brother Scott are examples of how Washington needs to put aside egos and personalities, placing people over politics. The heavy toll of addiction and the dangers of an insecure border are far-reaching, adversely impacting every race, creed, political party, and community – including migrant families.
January 31, 2019 Press Release
I look forward to protecting our homeland through efforts to combat terrorism and improve intelligence sharing across agencies and law enforcement. I have worked hard in Congress to create partnerships and coalitions that deliver results. To adapt to the ever-changing national security threats that America faces, we need this kind of approach and leadership.
January 25, 2019 Press Release
We already have a commission to secure the border. It’s called Congress. When boys and girls are being trafficked and families are burying addicted children, we should be building physical barriers proven to work, not commissions that don’t.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve on these committees and what it means for our ability to represent the people of North Carolina with diligence and principle. The security, education and workforce of Americans are all issues intimately linked to our nation’s future.