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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following today’s announcement that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has temporarily prohibited electronics in carry-on bags on certain U.S.-bound flights, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, highlighted the continued need to address evolving threats to aviation and to airports nationwide.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was today named to the House Homeland Security Committee’s bipartisan Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Following two anonymous bomb threats targeting the Syracuse Jewish Community Center (JCC), and over 50 JCC’s across the country, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to address these threats.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Transportation and Protective Services Subcommittee Chairman John Katko (NY-24) issued the following statement in the wake of 12 current and former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airport employees being indicted for smuggling approximately 20 tons of cocaine through TSA security systems at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport between 1998 and 2016.
Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to bolster counterterrorism efforts overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon.
Syracuse, New York – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport:
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the horrific and senseless shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida today. I am incredibly thankful for the actions of the law enforcement officers and other first responders who put their own lives on the line to assist those in harm’s way.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the below statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement of sanctions against Russia:
“President Obama's approach towards Russia has failed to a large degree, and left us and the world vulnerable to its increasingly aggressive actions. While President Obama's response is important, much more should have been done to bolster our cyber defenses and prevent Russian aggression globally.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding yesterday’s attack in Berlin and assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey: