As New Yorkers, we deeply understand the constant threat we face as a region and a nation. From our military to our law enforcement and local first responders, there is no higher priority than ensuring the safety and security of American citizens. Countless families in New York’s 18th Congressional District were touched by the terrorist attacks on 9-11. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I will work to ensure that Washington remains ever vigilant in the battle to keep our communities safe.
I will also lead the effort to secure our southern border and stop the flood of people and drugs entering our nation. I support implementing the border security plan developed by the Customs and Border Patrol to secure our border, with more border patrol agents and stations, advanced technology and enhanced physical infrastructure to protect our ports and other points of entry. I agree with the President that this must be a priority.