Homeland Security

DEFENDING AMERICA AGAINST ISLAMIC TERRORISM

Pete King strongly supports the PATRIOT Act, wiretapping foreign terrorists and allowing the CIA to carry out tough interrogations of foreign terrorists.

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Pete has fought hard to increase Homeland Security funding for police and firefighters in New York City and on Long Island. During his time as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete was responsible for the passage of historic legislation regarding port security, chemical plant security and restructuring the nation’s emergency response system. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee, Pete opposed President Obama’s decision to close Guantánamo and restrict interrogations of terrorists. As Chairman, Congressman King held hearings on Muslim radicalization.

 

 

PETE KING FIGHTS FOR NEEDED FUNDS FOR FIREFIGHTERS

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Congressman King has fought for greater homeland security funding for fire departments throughout our district.

Pete proudly serves as Co-Chairman of the Congressional Fire Caucus.

 

 

PETE KING, MAYOR BLOOMBERG JOIN FORCES FOR 9/11 VICTIMS

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Pete King was a leader in passing the Zadroga 9/11 Healthcare bill (HR 847) on behalf of rescue workers and others who were at Ground Zero and have become seriously ill from the toxins which they inhaled during the recovery effort and in the days and weeks following the attacks.

 

 

PETE KING SUPPORTS POLICE IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

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As Chairman of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Pete King works closely with the NYPD and the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments. Congressman King has obtained millions of dollars in Homeland Security funds for these departments.

 

 

Illegal Immigration

STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

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Pete King with our Border Patrol at the Mexican border

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Pete meets with National Guard troops at the Arizona-Mexico border

Congressman King knows that we must secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. Pete sponsored the law to construct a 700 mile fence along the border with Mexico and supports hiring thousands more border patrol agents, utilizing the most advanced military technology and equipment at the border and imposing heavy fines and prison sentences for companies that hire illegal immigrants. Pete opposes amnesty for the illegal immigrants living in our country.

 

 

Senior Citizens

PROTECTING AMERICA’S SENIOR CITIZENS

Congressman King is a strong supporter of preserving Social Security and providing expanded prescription drug coverage for senior citizens.
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Pete also supports legislation to make elder abuse a federal crime so that we can protect the hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans who are exploited, abused or neglected each year. Pete would also require background checks for health care workers and setting up data bases for elder abuse, similar to the registries we now have for child abuse.

 

 

Our Armed Forces

STANDING WITH AMERICA’S TROOPS AND VETERANS

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Thanking America’s veterans

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Pete King visits American troops in Iraq

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Congressman King thanks returning soldiers for their service.

Congressman King has always been a strong supporter of our Armed Forces. Pete has traveled to battle zones in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia to meet with our troops and has consistently voted to improve their pay and benefits. He has been a leader in the fight to support our returning troops by sponsoring The Returning Soldiers Bill of Rights Act and bringing veterans benefits into the 21st century.

 

 

Women’s Health Care

SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Pete King has been a dedicated and effective leader in the war against breast cancer throughout his years in Congress.HealthCarePete has supported legislation to increase Medicare reimbursements for screening and diagnostic mammographies; fund research centers to study the relationship between the environment and breast cancer; and require insurance companies to guarantee at least 48 hours hospital care after a mastectomy.

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President Trump's speech at the UN was a masterful articulation of America's leadership role in the very dangerous world which he inherited. I fully agree with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said that in his entire "experience with the UN" he has "never heard a bolder or more courageous speech" as "President Trump spoke the truth about the great dangers facing our world."

This speech was a wakeup call to the world's diplomats who are obsessed with endless talk and process and petrified of making real decisions. Similar to the self-congratulatory lefties who populate the audience at the Emmy awards, so many of these diplomats exist in mind constricting silos. President Trump called out those countries who persist in dealing with North Korea, who ignore the horrors of the Iranian regime and are silent about Venezuela's oppression and socialist dysfunction. The President also reminded the UN that while the United States is only 1 of 193 countries in the UN, we pick up 22% of the tab. This is the type of outer-borough straight talk which was long overdue.

Last night Rosemary and I had the privilege of attending a diplomatic reception hosted by the President and First Lady at the Palace Hotel on E 51st Street in Manhattan. Besides the ambassadors and other foreign dignitaries who attended, there were the President's key foreign policy advisors including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and General HR McMaster who heads the National Security Council. I spent a good amount of time with NYPD Commissioner Jimmy O'Neill discussing all the logistics that go into providing security for so many world leaders.

President Trump then spoke and thanked everyone for attending, saying how proud he was to represent New York and America. After the President concluded his remarks, I spoke with him briefly and commended him on his speech to the General Assembly saying it projected the American leadership which the world needed to hear. God Bless America!!

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