McMorris Opposes United Arab Emirates Takeover of Ports

 

(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) released the following statement today regarding the Administration’s decision to hand over the contract of several major US ports to a company based out of the United Arab Emirates:

“One of my top priorities is to ensure our national security and I am greatly concerned with the President and the Administration’s decision to move ahead with this deal that impacts several of our biggest and busiest ports in the U.S.,” said McMorris. “Ever since September 11th, our country has had a heightened awareness in national security issues. Our ports play a large role in our nation’s economy and we must ensure they remain protected.”

“I remain disappointed with the President’s firm stance on this issue and believe we must take a hard look at it before moving forward. It is appropriate for Congress to ask questions, further examine any potential security risks, and gain a firm understanding of any consequences associated with this deal.”

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