The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of citizens of the State of New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border security and cyber security.
Democratic Research Aide:  Gary R. Williams   
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Quijano Joins With Latino Officials from Across the Country in Urging the Obama Admin to Address the Growing Child Humanitarian Crisis at Our Borders

Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) joined with other elected and appointed Latino officials from throughout the country this week in appealing to the Obama administration to take urgent action to deal with the burgeoning humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children from Central America flooding U.S. borders seeking refuge.

In doing so, Quijano joined with thousands of other members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in sending a letter to President Obama detailing a number of urgent issues they would like the President to work with Congress to address in order to protect the welfare and rights of these children who are showing up unaccompanied without a parent or guardian in a desperate effort to escape violence in their home countries.

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Quijano Applauds House for Passing Bill to Tighten Security at Chemical Facilities, Urges Senate to Follow Suit

Assembly Homeland Security Committee Chair Annette Quijano applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Authorization and Accountability Act (H.R. 4007) last week and urged the U.S. Senate to quickly follow suit in the interest of national security.

Quijano introduced a measure in the state Assembly last month urging Congress to enact the measure in order to strengthen the security of chemical facilities and address the vulnerability of the chemical sector to terrorist attacks.

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