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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Gimenez Announces Subcommittee Hearing Examining TSA’s Relationships with U.S. Adversaries 

July 3, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security Chairman Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) announced a hearing for Tuesday, July 9, at 10:00 AM ET to discuss the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) international operations and its interactions with adversarial foreign governments, especially with the Republic of Cuba. This hearing comes in the wake of a May 2024 delegation from the government of Cuba, hosted by TSA, which included a tour of Miami International Airport (MIA) and a meeting at TSA Headquarters in the D.C. area:
The Biden administration must provide transparency for its insensitive decision to grant agents of the Castro regime access to facilities at Miami International Airport––especially since the visit took place on the 122nd celebration of Cuban Independence Day, an extremely significant date for the Cuban exile community,” Subcommittee Chairman Gimenez said. Not only were members of a murderous dictatorship that is designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism allowed near TSA sites, but the agency did not notify the airport or Congress in advance, adding insult to injury. This is now the second time the Biden administration has invited Cuban regime officials to tour a U.S. federal government site. I look forward to getting answers on this incident on behalf of my constituents, many of whom, like me, fled from this totalitarian nightmare.
What: A Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security hearing entitled “Protecting the Homeland – Examining TSA’s Relationships with U.S. Adversaries.”
When: 10:00 AM ET on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Where: 310 Cannon House Office Building
Melanie Harvey
Executive Assistant Administrator for Security Operations, Transportation Security Administration
Stacey Fitzmaurice
Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support, Transportation Security Administration
Witness testimony will be added hereThe hearing will be livestreamed on YouTube and will be open to the public and press.