05.18.17

From the Border to Disasters and Beyond: Critical Canine Contributions to the DHS Mission

May 18, 2017 2:00 PM | HOUSE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER (HVC) ROOM 210

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 mission. This hearing will examine the critical role that canine teams play in securing the homeland.

Opening Statements

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

Witnesses

Mr. Damian Montes
Director, Canine Training Program
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Ms. Melanie Harvey
Director
Threat Assessment Division
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Mr. Peter Jaquez
Acting Deputy Chief
Law Enforcement Operations—Specialty Programs
U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Dr. Patrick Carrick
Director, Homeland Security Advanced
Research Projects Agency Science and Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Dr. Jennifer Brown
Canine Search Specialist and Team Veterinarian
Urban Search and Rescue—Florida Task Force
Witness Testimony