Hearings

Employee Misconduct: How Can FEMA Improve the ...

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examined challenges in how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) handles employee misconduct. Such misconduct by FEMA’s workforce can ...

July 27, 2017

Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives

Threats to aviation security on both passenger and cargo flights are constant and evolving. This hearing will examine the current challenges to air cargo security and assess DHS policies and industry ...

July 25, 2017

Deter, Detect and Interdict: Technology’s Role ...

This hearing will examine the role that technology plays in enhancing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to secure the southwest border. We will also examine the increased budgetary ...

July 25, 2017

The Terrorist Diaspora: After the Fall of the ...

As ISIS continues to experience battle field losses in Iraq and Syria, experts believe there already is and will continue to be a “terrorist diaspora” from the conflict zone. As part of this ...

July 13, 2017

The Persistent Threat: al Qaeda’s Evolution and ...

This hearing will reexamine the continued threat posed by al Qaeda, and its efforts to once again take leadership of the global jihadist movement, as the caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and ...

July 13, 2017

Combating Gang Violence on Long Island: Shutting ...

This field hearing will examine the threat posed by transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), particularly Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) and the extent to which this violent gang is able ...

June 20, 2017

How Can the United States Secret Service Evolve ...

This hearing will be the first time Director Randy Alles testifies before the Subcommittee and will examine how he intends to reform and improve the United States Secret Service.  Specifically, this ...

June 8, 2017

Department of Homeland Security Reauthorization ...

The purpose of this hearing is to hear from Secretary John Kelly on the Administration’s priorities for the Department of Homeland Security.  We will examine ways Congress can ensure the ...

June 7, 2017

Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border ...

Visa overstays are an often overlooked national security issue. Four of the 9/11 hijackers had overstayed their visa, or were out of status at the time of attack and several other high-profile terror ...

May 23, 2017

From the Border to Disasters and Beyond: Critical ...

Whether detecting explosives, conducting agriculture inspections, responding to disasters, and seizing drugs and contraband at the border, canine teams make significant contributions to the DHS ...

May 18, 2017

Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States: ...

On September 29, 2015, the House Committee on Homeland Security released the findings of its bipartisan Task Force on Combatting Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel. The task force provided over ...

May 3, 2017

Checkpoint of the Future: Evaluating TSA’s ...

This hearing will examine the work of the Transportation Security Administration's Innovation Task Force initiative which seeks to demonstrate new and innovative security technologies at our nation's ...

April 27, 2017

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