Hearings

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

Cyber Preparedness and Response at the Local Level

This field hearing, occurring at 11 a.m. CT and 12 p.m. ET, will provide Members an understanding of how State and local officials prepare for, respond to and investigate cyber incidents. ...

April 7, 2016

The Role of Cyber Insurance in Risk Management

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the potential opportunities to promote the adoption of cyber best practices and more effective management of cyber risks through cyber insurance. The ...

March 22, 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

State of Emergency: The Disaster of Cutting ...

This hearing will review the drastic cuts to homeland security grants proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.  Subcommittee Members will hear firsthand from stakeholders, ...

March 15, 2016

The Transportation Security Administration’s ...

This hearing will explore how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to allocate their resources in order to maintain their current missions and what strategic priorities ...

March 2, 2016

Transparency, Trust and Verification: Measuring ...

In order to effectively control and secure the Southwest Border, it is critical to understand the severity of the threat and security gaps along the border. This hearing will examine the current ...

March 1, 2016

Food for Thought: Efforts to Defend the ...

This hearing will examine the risk to the nation from a terrorist attack or natural disruption to our agricultural or food systems, including an assessment of the threat and overview of capabilities ...

February 26, 2016

Emerging Cyber Threats to the United States

Cyber threats from nation states such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are exponentially increasing and have evolved in new ways that pose even greater risks to the U.S. Homeland and our ...

February 25, 2016

Probing DHS’s Botched Management of the Human ...

The hearing will review findings by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s failure to oversee and update key human capital systems and processes.

February 25, 2016