U.S. Representatives Bud Cramer (Ala.-05), Sue Myrick (N.C.-09), Ben Chandler (Ky.-06), and Kay Granger (Texas-12) held a news conference today to announce the formation of the bipartisan House Anti-Terrorism Congressional Caucus.
The House Anti-Terrorism Caucus was formed to provide Members of Congress detailed information about the threat to our country from terrorism. This caucus will provide background information, historical perspectives, and analysis to Members of Congress about radical philosophies around the world that threaten national security.
“We formed this Caucus to help increase awareness about the different facets of the war on terrorism,” said Cramer. “It’s clear that many Members who do not serve on military, homeland security, or intelligence committees want to be more engaged on this important issue, and we’re giving them that opportunity. With a better understanding of the factors surrounding Islamic terrorism, Congress will be able to provide better oversight on the broader War on Terror, and make more informed decisions on how our nation should proceed.”
Representative Cramer is a co-chairman of the Anti-Terrorism Caucus with Reps. Myrick, Chandler, and Granger. The Caucus currently has 67 members. Earlier this month, the Caucus held its first event with John Hopkins’ School of Advance International Studies professor Mary Habeck. Dr. Habeck is also the author of “Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror.”
Representative Cramer is a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel. He is the only member of Congress to serve on all three panels.