Representative Xochitl Torres Small Appointed to the Committee on Homeland Security
Washington, DC – Last night, Representative Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02), was appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security. This is the second appointment to a highly sought-after committee for the freshman Representative. Last week, she was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee.
“New Mexico’s Second Congressional District shares as much border with Mexico as nearly any other congressional district in the country. Having grown up on the border, I know how vital it is that we create policy that make our border communities strong and vibrant. This means implementing smart, proven border security measures that help to protect our borders while also supporting and improving trade with our neighbors. It also means establishing a clear and moral immigration system. Border security and immigration reform are not mutually exclusive issues, but rather depend upon one another. As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I look forward to working to ensure those issues are treated in tandem and being a strong voice for the rural border in Congress,” said Representative Torres Small in response to her second committee appointment.
New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District is home to over 175 miles of border with Mexico that includes both urban and rural stretches. Along those 175 plus miles of border are three ports of entry, which help to drive New Mexico’s economy.
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