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MEDIA ADVISORY: Gimenez Announces Hearing on Securing America’s Maritime Border

March 18, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gimenez Announces Hearing on Securing America’s Maritime Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security Chairman Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) will host a hearing on securing our nation’s maritime border as America faces the devastating impacts of President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ reckless policies.

Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security hearing entitled, “Securing America’s Maritime Border: Challenges and Solutions for U.S. National Security.”  

“Our maritime borders are one of our nation’s most frequented points of entry, and they are in the midst of a national security crisis under this administration,” said Subcommittee Chairman Gimenez. “In the last two years, communities in South Florida and across the country have witnessed rampant drug smuggling and human trafficking by criminal cartels, who have continued to reap the benefits of President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ reckless open-border policies. Securing America’s maritime border is crucial to the security of our nation. I am looking forward to hearing from federal and state authorities, who are working tirelessly to prevent drugs and migrants from illegally entering the United States.”


WHAT: A hearing to address the national security crisis facing America’s maritime borders because of the Biden administration’s refusal to enforce our laws.

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


Rear Admiral Jo-Ann F. Burdian
Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, United States Coast Guard

Mr. Jonathan Miller
Executive Director for Operations, Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Brigadier General Sean T. Boyette 
Director, Joint Staff, Joint Forces Headquarters, Representing the Florida National Guard

Ms. Heather MacLeod
Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office (GAO)

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online here.