Hearing

05.17.16

Flying Blind: What are the security risks of resuming U.S. Commercial Air Service to Cuba?

May 17, 2016 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

The purpose of this hearing is to evaluate the potential risks to national, homeland and passenger security related to the resumption of commercial air service to Cuba, understand the process by which the TSA, CBP and DHS certify these last points of departure airports, the timeline under which this process will occur and how aviation security and other security concerns informed the Cuba policy development.

Opening Statements

Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Subcommittee Chairman
Opening Statement

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
Opening Statement

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Witnesses

Mr. Larry Mizell
TSA Representative
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Joint Testimony

Mr. Paul Fujimura
Assistant Administrator
Office of Global Strategies
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Joint Testimony

Mr. John Wagner
Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner
Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Joint Testimony

Mr. Seth Stodder
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
Border, Immigration & Trade Policy
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Joint Testimony

Mr. Kurt Tong
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Witness Testimony