Hearings

Counterintelligence and Insider Threats: How ...

The purpose of this hearing is to examine the counterintelligence and insider threats to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its personnel, as well as programs to address those ...

July 13, 2016

Value of DHS’ Vulnerability Assessments in ...

The purpose of this hearing is to examine threats to the  nation’s critical infrastructure, including threats from terrorists and nation state actors. The Subcommittee will examine the ...

July 12, 2016

A Prepared Community is a Resilient Community

The purpose of this field hearing is twofold: first it is to discover to the extent possible how the tremendous investments made, by city, state, and federal governments since Superstorm Sandy have ...

July 11, 2016

How Pervasive is Misconduct at TSA: Examining ...

This joint hearing will examine the findings of a joint majority subcommittee investigation, including the extent to which misconduct occurs by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees, ...

July 7, 2016

An Examination of the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling ...

The maritime pathways into the country that power our economy must be secured to prevent this possibility because nuclear material is stolen or lost several times a year, especially in Russia and ...

July 7, 2016

POSTPONED: Part II: Flying Blind: What are the ...

This hearing will be a follow up to the Subcommittee's previous hearing on Cuba, in order to get answers from DHS officials on Committee inquiries related to commercial air service between the United ...

June 22, 2016

Protecting our Passengers: Perspectives on ...

Surface transportation systems serve over 28 million riders daily and over 10 billion riders annually. Given the current threat environment, this field hearing will examine the preparedness and ...

June 21, 2016

Oversight of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015

The purpose of this hearing is to examine industry perspectives and the recommended path forward for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in their implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of ...

June 15, 2016

Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security ...

Fourteen years after the attack on September 11th, one of the few unfilled recommendations of the 9/11 Commission is the failure of DHS to establish a viable biometric exit system. The 9/11 ...

June 14, 2016

Long Lines, Short Patience: Local Perspectives

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 26, 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

Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: ...

Technology such as cameras, night vision devices, motion sensors, and surveillance equipment has become a key element of security operations across the rugged terrain of the southwest border. It ...

May 24, 2016

Enhancing Preparedness and Response Capabilities ...

This joint hearing will examine how the Department of Homeland Security is assisting states in preparing for and responding to cyber attacks. Additionally, Members will hear from state officials on ...

May 24, 2016

Flying Blind: What are the security risks of ...

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 ...

May 17, 2016

Oversight of Federal Efforts to Address ...

Recently, the Government Accountability Office completed a review of the federal efforts to counter electromagnetic risks, such as an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), to the nation’s critical ...

May 17, 2016

Following the Money: Examining Current Terrorist ...

The purpose of this hearing is to examine current and developing trends in illicit financial activity that may be used to support ongoing plots and operations by global terrorist organizations ...

May 12, 2016

Life on the Border: Examining Border Security ...

Local law enforcement officials, business and community leaders, ranchers and residents understand the very real border security challenges our nation faces because they live every day with the ...

May 9, 2016

Transferring Guantanamo Bay Detainees to the ...

Following the release of the Administration’s February 2016 plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, this hearing will examine state and local perspectives regarding the impact of ...

April 28, 2016

ISIS in the Pacific: Assessing Terrorism in ...

With ISIS’ continued push to recruit and radicalize around the globe, this hearing will examine the current threat ISIS affiliates and supporters pose to U.S. interests and allies in Southeast ...

April 27, 2016

Pipelines: Securing the Veins of the American ...

Over 2.6 million miles of pipelines transport energy within the United States. This hearing will examine how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) works with pipeline stakeholders to ...

April 19, 2016

Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security: ...

This hearing will examine Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) plans to meet its own internal staffing requirements, including efforts to recruit and hire qualified military veterans required by ...

April 19, 2016