Outlines four-point plan.
Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul says the task of securing our border is long overdue, so the Texas Republican has outlined a four-point plan he believes can achieve this goal in three years.
“It must ascertain situational awareness of our borders, it must create metrics to measure progress based on outcomes, and it must integrate Department of Homeland Security components that presently overlap or contradict,” McCaul told House committee members Wednesday.
McCaul also is calling on the Obama administration to use new technology along the border which he says will save taxpayer dollars.
He also added Al Qaeda may have been broken, but the recent attack in Algeria revealed new threats to our safety.
“One of my constituents, Fred Butaccio from Katy, was killed during this terrorist takeover of this facility,” he said. “I presented an American flag to his widow.”
Michael Leiter, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center was one of several who spoke of new dangers before McCaul's committee.
“Hezbollah's and the Iranian Quds Force growing presence in Venezuela could prove a serious problem for the United States,” he said.