House Committee Homeland Security and Public Safety

House Committee Homeland Security and Public Safety

State representative Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, speaks with the media before a hearing on security and public safety, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Brownsville, Texas. The committee convened to discuss security along the Texas-Mexico border and the effects of current increases in security and operations in Hidalgo and Starr counties. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)