“We must be proactive in the fight against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. We cannot afford to be only reactionary.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2596, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which fully funds intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
“Our 21st Century world has brought extraordinary advances, but it comes with new, 21st Century threats. Terrorist organizations like al Qaeda and ISIS present new and ever-changing challenges to global security. Our intelligence community must be equipped with the resources they need to combat these threats. We must be proactive in the fight against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. We cannot afford to be only reactionary.
“Today I voted to fully fund the departments that carry out some of our most dangerous and difficult missions. I thank Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for authorizing this bill, for addressing the growing threats our country faces, and for giving our intelligence and surveillance forces the support they need. We can do more than ‘stop’ the threats against us — we can fight to ultimately destroy our adversaries.”