Homeland Security

Congress’ top priority is to protect the American people. We must give our law enforcement and intelligence professionals the tools they need to prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks while also ensuring that our government uses its scarce resources wisely, and that it strikes an appropriate balance between national security and protecting civil liberties. For the FBI, ensuring they have the proper tools and resources to carry out their mission means consolidating 30 locations into a robust new headquarters in Prince George’s County, Md.

Overall, I am particularly concerned about cybersecurity and the potential damage that could be inflicted by hackers, terrorists, unfriendly states and others trying to steal or manipulate our intellectual property, damage our national infrastructure or sow seeds of doubt in our social systems. I believe in balance: protecting key constitutional rights, including privacy, is as critical online and in cyberspace as it is elsewhere.

Immigration also has a major impact on our national security as well as our economic security. Our nation's immigration and border security system is broken and must be fixed. We must ensure that our borders are secure. At the same time, we must require undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows. The process won't be easy or quick, but it should be fair and practical. We also must use the full force of the law against employers who hire undocumented immigrants.