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January 18, 2023

Crane Appointed to U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security

Washington, DC — Following his appointment to the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ) released the following statement:

“I am honored to serve on the House Homeland Security Committee for the 118th Congress. The Committee plays a decisive role on national security issues, including border security, counterterrorism efforts, and cybersecurity.

“Democrats’ open border policies have created a completely avoidable national crisis. Since President Biden took office, there have been more than 4.3 million illegal crossings at the Southern Border. While troubling, it isn’t shocking. Biden stopped construction of the border wall, halted deportations, and suspended ‘Remain in Mexico.’

“As illegal crossings increase, the amount of fentanyl flooding into our communities is also rising. Drug overdose – largely fueled by fentanyl – is now the leading cause of death for adults 18-45-years-old.

“We’ve got to put a stop to illegal crossings, which enable human trafficking and deadly drugs to flow into our communities. Enough is enough – American lives depend on it. As the only representative from Arizona serving on the House Homeland Security Committee, I will fight to defend our great state and fiercely combat the disaster at our border.”

“Having served our nation as a United States Navy SEAL, Congressman Crane knows the countless threats worldwide that our nation faces and that nothing is more important than ensuring an unwavering security posture,” said Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green. “Additionally, representing a district in a border state, Congressman Crane has seen the devastating impacts President Biden’s reckless border security policies have had on communities across the country. I look forward to serving alongside Congressman Crane as we work to fulfill our commitment to America.”