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Chairman Nunes Responds to State of the Union

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Washington, DC, January 20, 2015 | Jack Langer | comments

Chairman Nunes Responds to State of the Union

Chairman Nunes released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Although the House of Representatives passed a cybersecurity bill in the last Congress, our efforts died in the Senate amid a presidential veto threat. So I welcome the President's recognition tonight of the urgent need for legislation to counter the growing menace of cyberattacks. However, the world still faces acute threats from Islamist terrorists, and we need to adopt more robust countermeasures. The recent Paris terrorist attack and the massacre in Nigeria show that the international jihadist movement is not on the run – it is spreading at an alarming pace, and its members are fully committed to attacking the West whenever they can. Just today, the government of Yemen – which the President has upheld as a model of a successful counter-terrorism strategy – was nearly overthrown, while ISIS released a video threatening to behead more hostages. The time for half-measures is over; instead of releasing dangerous terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, the United States needs to hunt down, capture, and interrogate members of these terror networks wherever they are.”

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