Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee Policy Positions
Assuring the safety and security of citizens is one of the paramount duties of governors. With the constantly evolving threat of terrorism and increased occurrences of natural disasters, governors must maintain and continually update state strategies to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
Governors recognize that the foundation of today's economy, national security and the daily operations of government are increasingly dependent upon the security and reliability of communications technology and other digital infrastructure.
Governors strongly appreciate the efforts and sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces – active duty, reserve, National Guard and veterans – to protect the United States and preserve our way of life.
Governors strive to honor the service of the men and women in our nation's armed services. Service members often encounter challenges in the transition to civilian life and in accessing proper benefits and medical care throughout their lives.
The nation's governors urge Congress and the Administration to enact immigration reform that strengthens the economy and our communities and secures our borders and ports.