WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Tuesday held a classified briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials as the subcommittee works to set priorities for the FY2022 Budget. After the briefing, Murphy released the following statement:

“Damaging cyberattacks on infrastructure and a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol have only heightened the need to harden our defenses,” said Murphy. “Today’s briefing from the Department of Homeland Security provided the subcommittee with valuable information about the threats facing the homeland and will help set our priorities as we begin to consider the fiscal year 2022 budget request, which should be released soon. It’s clear that we need to address domestic and foreign violent extremism, cyber threats, and malign foreign interference, and as chair, I intend to work in a bipartisan fashion to get this done.”