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Amsterdam – House Homeland Security’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee Chairman John Katko (R-NY) is leading a bipartisan delegation of House lawmakers to Amsterdam and other European and Middle Eastern destinations.
Syracuse, New York – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Northern Border Threat Assessment. The issuance of this report was the direct result of legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) that was signed into law last year, the Northern Border Security Review Act. Katko’s measure required the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a much-needed analysis of current and potential threats along our nation’s northern border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan Traveler Redress Improvement Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, to ensure that travelers have the appropriate redress when experiencing difficulties at transportation hubs or crossing U.S. borders.
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman John Katko (NY-24) joined Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) to invite the Secretary of the United States Air Force, Heather Wilson, to Central New York to tour the Air Force assets the 22nd and 24th Congressional Districts. In a letter to the newly confirmed Air Force Secretary, Tenney and Katko detailed the importance of the region’s Air Force assets and the value these installations provide to our national security.
Washington, D.C. – Following a multi-year investigation into insider threats facing our nation’s airports, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this evening unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act will help mitigate an increasingly disturbing threat to the safety of the traveling public by enhancing screening of airport and aviation employees.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding U.S. military strikes in Syria:
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.