Hearings (Filtered by Full Committee)

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

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

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

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

Long Lines, Short Patience: The TSA Airport ...

The aviation sector remains the crown jewel of targets to terrorist groups like ISIS. The speculation about the crash of Egyptair Flight 804 being a terrorist event is a sobering reminder of the ...

May 25, 2016

DHS in Today’s Dangerous World: Examining the ...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the front line for our homeland defenses. Despite some bright spots, President Obama’s proposal is not a serious budget. The Fiscal Year 2017 DHS budget ...

March 16, 2016

National Security and Law Enforcement: Breaking ...

Last December, the Homeland Security Committee, White House, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reached a bi-partisan agreement on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and ...

February 10, 2016

Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist ...

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our nation’s visa and refugee process as a means to gain access to the country. From 9/11 to San Bernardino and the recent case of Iraqi refugees ...

February 3, 2016

The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist ...

This joint hearing with the Committee on Foreign Affairs will examine how instability abroad creates dangerous safe havens for Islamist terrorists to train and recruit, as well as how our lack of a ...

November 18, 2015

Defending Against Bioterrorism: How Vulnerable is ...

This hearing will focus on the findings of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense's recently released report. Former Senator Lieberman and Former Governor Ridge, the Panel's Co-Chairs, will update ...

November 3, 2015

Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges

This hearing will examine the growing threat America and the West face from ISIS and other terrorist groups, the actions of Russia and Iran in Syria, the impact of the refugee crisis in Europe on ...

October 21, 2015

NYC Field Hearing: A New Generation of Terrorists

This hearing will revisit important lessons we learned in the post 9/11 world, assess our country's readiness to confront the viral spread of terror, and explore what the resolve of ...

September 8, 2015

Aviation Security Challenges: Is TSA ready for ...

This hearing will provide the newly-confirmed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator, Peter Neffenger, an opportunity to discuss his plans for leading the administration and how ...

July 29, 2015

Hearing: The Rise of Radicalization: Is the U.S. ...

This hearing will investigate whether the Government is doing enough to counter international and domestic terrorism and how to bolster U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism.

July 15, 2015

Hearing: Terrorism Gone Viral: The Attack in ...

The ISIS-inspired terror attack in Garland, Texas demonstrates that terrorism is going viral. This hearing will examine the increasing threat from violent Islamist extremists groups, like ISIS, who ...

June 3, 2015

Hearing: Allegations of Special Access and ...

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: “Last month, our Committee held a hearing regarding an Inspector General investigation involving allegations against DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro ...

April 30, 2015

Hearing: Leadership Challenges at the Department ...

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: “The findings from the DHS OIG’s report regarding DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’s apparent acts of favoritism regarding the EB-5 Immigrant ...

March 26, 2015

Hearing: A Global Battleground: The Fight Against ...

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: "The rise of violent Islamist extremism we are witnessing around the globe is not a passing phenomenon. Today’s armies of Islamist terrorists are ...

March 24, 2015

Hearing: Examining the President’s ...

February 25, 2015

Hearing: Countering Violent Islamist Extremism: ...

AP EXCLUSIVE: IS MILITANTS DRAWING STEADY STREAM OF RECRUITS Letter to White House on Syrian Refugee Plan [PDF]

February 11, 2015