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Subcommittee Hearing on Fighting the Flow of Fentanyl from the Southwest Border

July 11, 2023

Subcommittee Hearing on Fighting the Flow of Fentanyl from the Southwest Border

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, July 12 at 2:00 PM ET, the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement, led by Chairman Clay Higgins (R-LA), will hold a hearing 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.


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


Kemp Chester
Senior Advisor to the Director of National Drug Control Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Steven Cagen
Assistant Director of the Countering Transnational Organized Crime Division, Homeland Security Investigations

James Mandryck
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence, Customs and Border Protection

George Papadopoulos
Principal Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

Tyrone Durham
Director, Nation State Threats Center, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

Witness testimony can be found here. Additional witness testimony will be added. The hearing will be open to the public and press. Press must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP by Tuesday, July 11 at 6pm ET.