WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 2022 , legislation to enhance security at U.S. diplomatic facilities.
“As the world faces new and evolving threats, we need the State Department to rebalance its risk calculus and get our diplomats back in the field to advance U.S. values and interests and compete against adversaries across the globe,” said Risch. “I’m pleased the committee passed my legislation today that will make it easier for U.S. diplomats to do their jobs, getting them out of our embassies and meeting with local populations. It will also potentially save billions of taxpayer dollars by allowing the State Department the flexibility to build smaller embassies and consulates while maintaining the same level of security.”
Full text of the legislation can be found here.