Boehner: House GOP September Agenda to Focus on National Security, Homeland Security & Border Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today offered an overview of House Republicans' September legislative agenda. Further details will be announced in the coming days. He issued the following statement:
"From homeland security to national security to border security, House Republicans will focus first and foremost on addressing the safety and security needs of the American people throughout the month of September.
"We will work to strengthen our homeland security by ensuring U.S. intelligence agencies have the tools necessary to stop terrorist plots before they happen. We don't believe foreign terrorists deserve legal protections provided by the American justice system - the very system they seek to destroy - and that's why we will authorize military tribunals to hold them accountable. We will work to provide our troops with every available resource necessary to carry out their mission and protect the American people. And we will provide additional resources to federal and state authorities to strengthen border patrol efforts and ensure our immigration laws are strictly enforced.
"Now is not the time for a weak and indecisive approach that has been offered by Capitol Hill Democrats, and that's why Republicans are working to keep America safe through policies based on strength and purpose, rather than confusion and defeat."
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