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Mar 27

Today I visited with our Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel in New Orleans, including three who were at the scene of the attack, last Friday night, by a deranged man with a machete and other dangerous items.

Mar 26

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson meets with Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Al-Mashnouq to discuss a variety of homeland security related prioritiesOn March 26, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Al-Mashnouq to discuss a variety of homeland security related priorities, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to work collaboratively with its international partners to share information and combat common threats.

Mar 26

On March 27, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to New Orleans to meet with the Transportation Security Officers and Jefferson Parish deputies involved in the attack last week at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and thank them for their prompt and decisive response to stop and apprehend the assailant. Secretary Johnson will also meet with Transportation Security Administration employees to thank them for the work they do every day to keep millions of passengers traveling through our airports safe.

Mar 24

While I disagree with the Inspector General’s report, I will certainly learn from it and from this process. I appreciate and embrace Secretary Johnson’s decision to create a new protocol to ensure the EB-5 program is free from the reality or perception of improper outside influence.

Mar 24

I have read and carefully considered the Inspector General’s report concerning Deputy Secretary Mayorkas. I have known Alejandro Mayorkas since I was first nominated in the fall of 2013 to be Secretary of Homeland Security. I work with him virtually every day. I know Ali to be an exceptionally conscientious, honest and patriotic public official. Like me, he is often impatient with our sluggish government bureaucracy, can at times be very hands-on in resolving issues and problems that are brought to his personal attention, and is always mindful that we are public servants. Ali works hard to do the right thing, and never acts, in my observation, for reasons of personal advancement or aggrandizement. These personal attributes are reflected in the Inspector General’s report.

Mar 23

On March 23, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova to discuss a variety of homeland security related priorities, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to work collaboratively with Bulgaria to share information, combat common threats, and improve bilateral cooperation.

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