On our last stop, the Congressional delegation went to London to talk with United Kingdom officials about the severe terror threat level in Europe. I met UK Home Secretary Theresa May to discuss joint efforts to stop terror plots and helping European allies improve their national security.
A Congressional delegation went to the North Africa American Cemetery to honor fallen U.S. soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Even though they are no longer with us, their gallant efforts helped the U.S. defeat Nazi Germany and stopped the spread of evil.
The Congressional delegation was briefed by UN Envoy to Libya Martin Kobler in Tunisia about the growing presence of ISIS and the country’s stabilization efforts. War-torn Libya has become a safe haven for ISIS. We must help Libya recover from years of civil turmoil and eliminate ISIS from operating there.
I went with my fellow Congressional delegation members to the USS Harry S. Truman Navy aircraft carrier. We received briefings on board from military leaders about the progress of counterterrorism efforts against ISIS. Thanks to the USS Harry S. Truman, we can locate and attack ISIS sanctuaries.
In May, I led a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Sinai Peninsula to meet with the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) North Camp and see how ISIS has impacted the region. We need to increase training counter-terrorist forces to stop the growth of Islamist extremists.
I met with Egyptian leaders and security services as part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation to discuss counterterrorism efforts and the growing presence of ISIS. We need to work with our allies to combat terrorist groups across North Africa.