Defense and National Security

WASHINGTON, DC: This week, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) was appointed to two important new subcommittees on the House Committee on Appropriations. Congressman Harris was appointed to the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) supported H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which will improve border security, provide for stricter oversight and increase transparency within the DHS. It will also address and defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which effectively granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Rep. Harris: No immigration reform without border security

August 8, 2014 1:37 PM EDT — At a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Easton, Md., Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) answered several questions about immigration from constituents concerned about the continued congressional deadlock. (Jackie Kucinich / The Washington Post)

August 1, 2014

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., Announces Information on Military Service Academy Nominations
Deadline to apply for a nomination from Congressman Harris is October 31, 2014

Rep. Harris joined the Fox 45 Morning News for a live interview on 7/25/14. He discussed the immigration crisis' impact on the state of Maryland and the country as a whole--and what Congress plans to do about it.

Rep. Andy Harris joined Fox News hosts Leland Vittert and Heather Childers of "America's News Headquarters" this past Saturday, 7/19/14, to discuss the latest in the immigration crisis.

On 7/15/14, Rep. Harris joined guest host Stuart Varney of Fox News Channel for an interview about the ongoing immigration crisis and the news that an Army Reserve Center in Westminster, MD, would not be used to house illegal immigrants from Central America.


On June 17, I spoke with Yeshiva World News, a U.S.-based news service that reaches both a Jewish and general audience, about the recent kidnappings of three Israeli teens, one of whom is also an American citizen.

June 16, 2014

Congressmen Harris, Lamborn, Jordan, and Franks Condemn Kidnapping of Three Israeli Teenagers
Call for Suspension of Aid for Palestinian Authority Until Teens Are Safely Returned

Washington, D.C. – Recently, three Israeli teenagers, one of whom is also an American citizen, were kidnapped by Hamas, a terrorist organization. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen to form a unity government with Hamas.