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MEDIA ADVISORY: Gimenez Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Port Security

May 4, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gimenez Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Port Security 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security Chairman Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) announced a hearing for next week on port security vulnerabilities, which will include witness testimony from government officials. This hearing follows two letters sent by House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN) and Subcommittee Chairman Gimenez demanding answers from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the threats posed by Chinese-manufactured cranes and software at U.S. maritime ports and a visit by Cuban government officials to U.S. port facilities in Wilmington, North Carolina.

“Our nation’s maritime ports play a crucial role in our commercial supply chains and national security operations,” Chairman Gimenez said. “As adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) work to undermine and infiltrate our critical infrastructure and conduct surveillance operations on American industries, this Committee is examining any potential port vulnerabilities that may jeopardize our national security, from defending our cyber networks and assessing threats posed to physical infrastructure to ensuring the integrity of America’s maritime workforce.”


WHAT: A Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security hearing entitled, “Evaluating High-Risk Security Vulnerabilities at our Nation’s Ports.”

DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


Rear Admiral Wayne R. Arguin Jr.
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard

Eric Goldstein
Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Neal Latta
Assistant Administrator for Enrollment Services and Vetting Programs, Transportation Security Administration

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will livestreamed online on YouTube. Press must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP.