Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
January 7, 2010
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today after the President’s announcement regarding the security review after the December 25th attempted terrorist attack:

“The President was right to act quickly and decisively to determine the shortfalls that allowed an attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253.  While critical measures have been put in place since 9/11 to increase our security, it is clear that there must be a reassessment of how our system works so that information is aggregated and analyzed so that it is properly put to use.  The actions laid out by President Obama to bolster aviation security and ensure intelligence reports are distributed widely and investigated quickly are appropriate and necessary.  The House will work with President Obama in the days and months ahead to take all steps available to strengthen national security and keep the American people safe.”