MEDIA ADVISORY: Gimenez Announces Hearing on Arctic Security
July 13, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security Chairman Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) announced a hearing next Tuesday, July 18, at 10:00 AM ET to examine the existing and future security threats in the Arctic Region and opportunities for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to effectively respond and address these threats.
“As the sole operator of the U.S.’s polar icebreaker fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard has an immense responsibility in the Arctic to promote freedom of navigation and uphold U.S. sovereignty,” Chairman Gimenez said. “This Subcommittee hearing is an important opportunity to hear from national security experts on ways the U.S. can deter threats and defend our interests in the Arctic as strategic competitors Russia and China explore growing economic and military opportunities in the region.”
WHAT: A Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security hearing entitled, “Strategic Competition in the Arctic.”
DATE: Tuesday, July 18, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM 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 YouTube. Press must be congressionally credentialed and must RSVP by Monday, July 17 at 6pm ET.