Congress Reauthorizes Department of Homeland Security | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act:

“Created in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security works to protect our nation. Today, Congress ensured that the Department of Homeland Security has the resources it needs to keep terrorists, traffickers, and smugglers out of the United States. This legislation is the first reauthorization of DHS since its creation, and it addresses the ever-evolving threats of our dangerous world. It also supports our nation’s first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day. I applaud the overwhelming bipartisan passage of this legislation.”