Posts (Filtered by Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee)

POSTPONED: Defeating a Sophisticated and ...

Mexican drug cartels are a sophisticated adversary that continue to use advanced and novel tactics to move illicit drugs across the border. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should develop a ...

March 21, 2017

A Dangerous and Sophisticated Adversary: The ...

Congress has appropriated billions of dollars to shore up our border defenses and today we have an impressive array of technology, infrastructure and personnel deployed to keep the nation safe.  ...

February 16, 2017

Moving the Line of Scrimmage: Re-examining the ...

The U.S. Border Patrol’s strategy of Defense-in-Depth cedes crucial time and space to the drug cartels in the rural areas of the border by not apprehending individuals soon after they cross, ...

September 13, 2016

An Examination of the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling ...

The maritime pathways into the country that power our economy must be secured to prevent this possibility because nuclear material is stolen or lost several times a year, especially in Russia and ...

July 7, 2016

Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security ...

Fourteen years after the attack on September 11th, one of the few unfilled recommendations of the 9/11 Commission is the failure of DHS to establish a viable biometric exit system. The 9/11 ...

June 14, 2016

Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: ...

Technology such as cameras, night vision devices, motion sensors, and surveillance equipment has become a key element of security operations across the rugged terrain of the southwest border. It ...

May 24, 2016

Life on the Border: Examining Border Security ...

Local law enforcement officials, business and community leaders, ranchers and residents understand the very real border security challenges our nation faces because they live every day with the ...

May 9, 2016

Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security: ...

This hearing will examine Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) plans to meet its own internal staffing requirements, including efforts to recruit and hire qualified military veterans required by ...

April 19, 2016

Transparency, Trust and Verification: Measuring ...

In order to effectively control and secure the Southwest Border, it is critical to understand the severity of the threat and security gaps along the border. This hearing will examine the current ...

March 1, 2016

Chairman McCaul Announces New Subcommittee ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul today announces new Subcommittee leadership. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) tapped for Chairman of the Border and Maritime ...

February 16, 2016

Bill to Tighten Security of Visa Waiver Program ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, with an overwhelming and bipartisan vote of 407 – 19. The ...

December 8, 2015

A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An ...

In an era of constrained budgets but growing traffic across the nation’s ports of entry, this hearing will examine U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Public Private Partnerships as a tool ...

November 4, 2015

Are Our Nation’s Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack?

The purpose of this hearing is to provide an overview of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts and authority for ensuring cybersecurity at sea ports.

October 8, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Securing the Maritime ...

This hearing will examine what the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Office of Air and Marine is doing to interdict maritime threats before they arrive on shore or in U.S. ports and to increase ...

July 14, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: The Outer Ring of Border ...

Since 9/11, DHS has implemented a series of programs designed to identify and interdict threats early in the travel and visa process. This hearing will review the effectiveness of these programs ...

June 2, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Combating Terrorist Travel: ...

Subcommittee Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., on the hearing: “Nearly 40 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows visa-free travel into the U.S. Although DHS continuously ...

March 17, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: One Flight Away: An ...

September 10, 2014

Subcommittee Hearing: Port of Entry ...

July 16, 2014

Subcommittee Markup: HR 3202, HR 3488, HR 3846

May 20, 2014

H.R. 3846, the United States Customs and Border ...

To provide for the authorization of border, maritime, and transportation security responsibilities and functions in the Department of Homeland Security and the establishment of United States Customs ...

May 16, 2014

H.R. 3488, to authorize preclearance operations

To establish the conditions under which the Secretary of Homeland Security may establish preclearance facilities, conduct preclearance operations, and provide customs services outside the United ...

May 16, 2014