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Carter Responds to the Threat of Radical Islamic Terrorism

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Washington, June 16, 2016 | Mary Carpenter (202-834-0386) | comments

In the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Ga-01) responded today to the threat of ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism to our homeland. Over the past few months, the United States House of Representatives has passed multiple bills to address radicalization, prevent attacks, counter homegrown terrorism, and stop terrorists from entering the United States. In an effort to get as many of these bills signed into law as soon as possible, the House passed a package of these counterterrorism bills today.

"As our Commander-in-Chief blatantly underestimates and fails to address the very real threat of radical Islamic terrorism to our homeland even in the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11, I refuse to do the same," Carter said. "Our nation must rally behind the victims in Orlando and the 49 grieving families and friends planning funerals by acting now to stop violent radical terrorists in their tracks. This evil will continue to spread until we finally destroy extremism at its core. I strongly urge the Senate to send this counterterrorism package to President Obama's desk immediately. With the safety of all Americans on the line there is no time to waste."

The counterterrorism package passed in the House today includes:

  • H.R. 4401, the Alert Act
  • H.R. 4820, the Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act
  • H.R. 4407, the Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act

Carter is a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and has been a leader in the fight to defeat radical extremists and protect the homeland.

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