Hearings

Defeating a Sophisticated and Dangerous ...

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 ...

April 4, 2017

Threats to Space Assets and Implications for ...

The purpose of this joint hearing with the Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces is to discuss the critical role of space-based capabilities in emergency preparedness and response efforts ...

March 29, 2017

Terrorism in North Africa: An Examination of the ...

The United States continues to face a dynamic threat from al-Qaeda and ISIS affiliates across the globe. This threat will only grow as ISIS loses territory in Iraq and Syria, and al-Qaeda fights ...

March 29, 2017

The Current State of DHS’ Efforts to Secure ...

This hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) current efforts in securing federal networks.  Members will hear from government witnesses regarding DHS’ programs that ...

March 28, 2017

A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber ...

The purpose of this hearing is to discuss with cybersecurity experts the evolving cyber threat landscape and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) civilian cyber defense mission. ...

March 22, 2017

Immigration Benefits Vetting: Examining Critical ...

The purpose of the hearing is to examine challenges facing information technology (IT) systems used by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...

March 16, 2017

The Current State of DHS Private Sector ...

The purpose of this hearing is to hear from private sector stakeholders on the value and effectiveness of current engagement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Private sector engagement ...

March 9, 2017

The Future of FEMA: Recommendations of Former ...

This hearing is the second in a series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Subcommittee will receive ...

February 28, 2017

The Future of Counterterrorism: Addressing the ...

Multiple terrorist networks actively plot attacks against the United States, and American interests, or encourage adherents to conduct inspired attacks inside the U.S. homeland without specific ...

February 28, 2017

Watchdog Recommendations: A Better Way Ahead to ...

The purpose of this hearing is to examine areas at DHS that are at high-risk of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement and recommendations from the DHS Office of Inspector General and Government ...

February 16, 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

The Future of FEMA: Stakeholder Recommendations ...

This hearing is the first in series of hearings that will provide recommendations to the next Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from experts in emergency management. The ...

February 14, 2017

Ending the Crisis: America’s Borders and the ...

This hearing will examine gaps in our security at the Southern border and what we need to do to put us on a path to security. We will hear from front line law enforcement who live on the border and ...

February 7, 2017

The Future of the Transportation Security ...

This hearing is intended to examine how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can adjust to confront an ever-changing threat landscape and to combat internal staffing issues. This hearing ...

February 2, 2017

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The organizational meeting will cover matters relating to the Committee’s rules, structure, oversight plan, and other administrative requirements.   The Homeland Security Committee met ...

February 1, 2017

Identifying the Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror

This hearing will examine the threat of radical Islamist terrorism, the importance of identifying the threat for what it is, and ways to defeat it.

September 22, 2016

Stopping the Next Attack: How to Keep Our City ...

The purpose of the hearing is to highlight the importance of strengthening preparedness, prevention, and response efforts, from the perspective of local law enforcement officials, and their ...

September 21, 2016

Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America

This hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) capabilities to identify and track foreign fighters and other bad actors attempting to enter the United States. We will also ...

September 14, 2016

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

State and Local Perspectives on Federal ...

On February 26, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing with state and local law enforcement representatives to receive testimony regarding gaps with federal, state and local information sharing. ...

September 8, 2016

Worldwide Threats to the Homeland: ISIS and the ...

This hearing will examine current threats to the U.S. homeland, especially from radical Islamist terrorists, and will review the efforts of the federal government to counter other emerging threats. ...

July 14, 2016