Hearings

A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An ...

In an era of constrained budgets but growing traffic across the nation’s ports of entry, this hearing will examine U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Public Private Partnerships as a tool ...

November 4, 2015

Defending Against Bioterrorism: How Vulnerable is ...

This hearing will focus on the findings of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense's recently released report. Former Senator Lieberman and Former Governor Ridge, the Panel's Co-Chairs, will update ...

November 3, 2015

Terror Inmates: Countering Violent Extremism in ...

This hearing will delve into the number of terror inmates that will be released from U.S. prisons in the next decade, seeks recommendations for improving detection and monitoring of radical ideology ...

October 28, 2015

Examining Critical Security Measures, ...

This hearing examines critical security measures, communications, and response at our nation’s airports and assess the state of security incident preparedness.

October 26, 2015

Ready and Resilient? Examining Federal Emergency ...

In light of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina earlier this year and the upcoming 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, this hearing will assess FEMA’s capabilities to respond to large-scale ...

October 22, 2015

Worldwide Threats and Homeland Security Challenges

This hearing will examine the growing threat America and the West face from ISIS and other terrorist groups, the actions of Russia and Iran in Syria, the impact of the refugee crisis in Europe on ...

October 21, 2015

Reform and Improvement: Assessing the Path ...

This hearing will allow Members to assess the overall state of the Transportation Security Administration and ask senior officials for their perspectives on how TSA can be reformed and improved, ...

October 8, 2015

Are Our Nation’s Ports at Risk for a Cyber-Attack?

The purpose of this hearing is to provide an overview of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts and authority for ensuring cybersecurity at sea ports.

October 8, 2015

Examining the Mission, Structure, and ...

This hearing will allow Members of the Subcommittee to question DHS’ senior leadership on whether or not the proposed reorganization would provide a clear mission, streamline the organization’s ...

October 7, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Making DHS More Efficient

This hearing will examine how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can improve its management using industry recommendations and private sector best practices.

September 18, 2015

Safeguarding our Nation’s Surface Transportation

The purpose of this hearing is to receive an update on the state of rail and mass transit security, identify where progress has been made since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

September 17, 2015

NYC Field Hearing: A New Generation of Terrorists

This hearing will revisit important lessons we learned in the post 9/11 world, assess our country's readiness to confront the viral spread of terror, and explore what the resolve of ...

September 8, 2015

Aviation Security Challenges: Is TSA ready for ...

This hearing will provide the newly-confirmed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator, Peter Neffenger, an opportunity to discuss his plans for leading the administration and how ...

July 29, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Promoting and Incentivizing ...

This hearing will examine the potential benefits of expanding the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act to include cybersecurity and will review if this legislative ...

July 28, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Federal Air ...

This hearing will probe the Federal Air Marshal Service and its readiness to protect aviation security.

July 16, 2015

Hearing: The Rise of Radicalization: Is the U.S. ...

This hearing will investigate whether the Government is doing enough to counter international and domestic terrorism and how to bolster U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism.

July 15, 2015

Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Weapons of Mass ...

This joint hearing will review the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposal to consolidate certain weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and explosives defense activities at DHS ...

July 14, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Securing the Maritime ...

This hearing will examine what the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Office of Air and Marine is doing to interdict maritime threats before they arrive on shore or in U.S. ports and to increase ...

July 14, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Examining DHS’s Misplaced ...

This hearing will examine the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rhetoric, role, and budget regarding climate change.

July 8, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: DHS’ Efforts to Secure ...

This hearing will explore the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to secure government networks in light of the recent data breach on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The U.S. ...

June 24, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Admitting Syrian Refugees: ...

This hearing will review the potential threat posed by terrorists exploiting refugee resettlement programs, the challenge of gathering sufficient information to vet them, and what additional risk ...

June 24, 2015