Skip to main content

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on his introduction of H.R. 5611, the Homeland Safety and Security Act:

“In the wake of the Orlando attack, we must step up our efforts to combat the radicalization and recruitment of citizens by ISIS. The bill introduced today will provide more tools and resources to combat the spread of dangerous radical Islamist ideology and help our law enforcement agencies prevent future attacks on our soil. It will also provide a process for individuals being investigated as known or suspected terrorists who attempt to buy a gun to be flagged, delayed, and —if the burden of proof is satisfied—denied their purchase. The San Bernardino and Orlando attacks, as well as attacks on our allies across the world, have shown us that ISIS’s hatred and violence is not contained to Iraq and Syria. More must be done to protect our citizens and prevent future attacks on the homeland, and this bill embodies our continued and resolute focus on protecting our nation from terrorism.”