Duncan to Examine the Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security

Apr 11, 2013 Issues: Oversight of DHS Management

Washington, D.C. – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, chaired by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), will hold a hearing entitled “The Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?” tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Subcommittee Chairman Duncan on the hearing: “The Administration has reiterated time and again that sequestration will have devastating impacts to our homeland security, whether through increased airport wait times, less secure borders, or the inability to detain illegal aliens.  Secretary Napolitano has also made clear that no amount of planning can mitigate these harmful impacts.  However, recent reports indicate that the Department is now reassessing its approach to sequestration and the Secretary’s blanket statement will not become reality.  The purpose of this hearing is to assess the Department’s planning efforts and uncover the true effects of sequestration so that the American people are not living in false fear.”

FRIDAY, April 12 at 9:00 a.m.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency

The Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witness List:

Panel I

  • Hon. Rafael Borras, Undersecretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Thomas S. Winkowski, Deputy Commissioner Performing the Duties of Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. John Halinski, Deputy Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Daniel H. Ragsdale, Deputy Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Panel II

  • Mr. Brandon Judd, President, National Border Patrol Council

*Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.

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