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Rep. Scott Perry Convenes Hearing on Islamist Terror

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Washington, DC – The House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency held a hearing Thursday morning entitled, “Identifying the Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror.” The hearing was centered on threat of radical Islamist terrorism, the importance of identifying the threat for what it is, and ways to defeat it. Violent Islamist extremism is regarded…

OP-ED: A Better Way on National Security

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Congress plays an essential role in protecting our Nation from threats, both foreign and domestic. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution charges Congress with providing a national defense agenda to fulfill this role; doing so endows the peoples’ representatives with broad responsibilities for defending the country and advancing American interests abroad. Guided by the Constitution’s…

Iran Nuclear Agreement Is A Bad Deal

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I’m extremely concerned with many components of the nuclear agreement with Iran. While a negotiated solution is always the preferred way out of any impasse, the U.S. cannot afford a deal that leaves Iran with an intact pathway to nuclear weapons and provides us no credible ability to inspect and verify their actions – or lack thereof. Throughout the negotiating process, Iran has resisted…

Islamic Extremism Must Be Confronted

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On February 11, President Obama sent an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to Congress, which laid out the Administration's plans to defeat ISIS. This proposal would:  last three years; prohibits "enduring offensive ground operations”; authorize "ground combat operations in limited circumstances"; and repeal the previous 2002 AUMF that authorized military operations…

Perry Named Chairman of Homeland Security Subcommittee

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-4) has been named the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency for the 114th Congress.  The announcement was made today by U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas). Rep. Perry served as a member of the Homeland Security Committee during his…

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