Matheson Joins New Anti-Terrorism Caucus
Congressman Jim Matheson says he has joined the new Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. The caucus is a bipartisan effort to educate Members of Congress and the public about the threat to the U.S. from extremism and jihadist terrorists. It is co-chaired by two Republicans and two Democrats.
"The ongoing terrorist threat is very real. Protecting our citizens from it is a top priority," said Matheson. "I want to understand all that I can about the people, the ideology and the motivation behind terror attacks, in order to be smart about how the federal government can organize homeland defense."
Matheson said the caucus will help provide Members with more detailed information on terrorism so that Congress can adopt the best federal policy and oversight regarding terrorist threats. There are currently more than 70 caucus members. The caucus will meet twice a month for briefings from terrorism experts.