Hearing: Worldwide Threats to the Homeland

September 17, 2014 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the hearing: “The brutality of ISIS shocks the international conscience as they continue to carry out gruesome attacks in Iraq and Syria. Of major concern to our security is the rapid expansion of this terrorist organization and its recruitment of foreign fighters, many of whom have Western passports that could ease their travel to Europe and the United States to carry out attacks. At this hearing, DHS Secretary Johnson, FBI Director Comey and NCTC Director Olsen will testify on the threats the United States faces from ISIS and highlight the efforts of the federal government to counter such security concerns here at home. We will also examine the continuing danger posed by al Qaeda and its affiliates, particularly in Yemen and Syria, as well as the rising threat of homegrown terrorism and the ever present and growing cyber security risks facing the United States.”

Opening Statements

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

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The Honorable Jeh Johnson
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Statement [PDF]

The Honorable James B. Comey
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice
Witness Statement [PDF]

The Honorable Matthew G. Olsen
National Counterterrorism Center
Witness Statement [PDF]