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MEDIA ADVISORY: Higgins Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Fentanyl Smuggling by Cartels

July 5, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Higgins Announces Subcommittee Hearing on Fentanyl Smuggling by Cartels

Committee begins phase two of investigation into Secretary Mayorkas’ failure to secure our borders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement Chairman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced a hearing next Wednesday, July 12, at 2:00 PM ET, to examine the role of Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs), particularly the Mexican drug cartels, in trafficking illicit fentanyl into the United States. This hearing will launch the second phase of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s full-scale oversight investigation into Secretary Mayorkas’ dereliction of duty that has led to the most devastating crisis at the Southwest border in our nation’s history.

“The reckless open border policies set by President Biden and Mayorkas have greatly benefited the Mexican cartels,” said Congressman Higgins“The cartels quickly learned to outmaneuver the system, and with the help of the Chinese Community Party, they have smuggled an unprecedented amount of fentanyl, taken a record number of American lives, brought in billion-dollar profits, and have torn families apart. Secretary Mayorkas’ blatant disregard for the security and sanctity of the American people has wounded our great nation deeply. This Subcommittee will ensure that we hold Mayorkas accountable for his dereliction of duty.”


WHAT: A Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement hearing entitled, “Protecting the U.S. Homeland: Fighting the Flow of Fentanyl from the Southwest Border.”

DATE: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

TIME: 2:00 PM ET

LOCATION: 310 Cannon House Office Building


Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed on YouTubePress must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP by Tuesday, July 11 at 6pm ET.