Dec 16, 2015

We Must Stem the Flow of Foreign Fighters

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 4239, requiring the intelligence community to report to Congress on the flow of foreign fighters:

“In recent years, thousands have rushed to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS—including hundreds from America and Europe. These people with western and even American passports pose a distinct threat to national security because of how easy it is for them to travel to and from Europe and the United States. We must do a better job of tracking these people and the Administration must provide Congress detailed information on the flow of foreign fighters. By receiving up-to-date information, Congress is better equipped to pass laws addressing loopholes that foreign fighters might exploit so we can keep America safe.”