Hearings

Improving the Department of Homeland Security’s ...

This hearing will build upon previous biological threat hearings to review the Department of Homeland Security’s biological detection and surveillance programs, especially in light of recent ...

February 11, 2016

The Future of Iranian Terror and Its Threat to ...

Given Iran’s longstanding relationships with international terrorist networks and continued hostility to the United States, this hearing will examine current Iranian terror proxy groups and threats ...

February 11, 2016

National Security and Law Enforcement: Breaking ...

Last December, the Homeland Security Committee, White House, State Department, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reached a bi-partisan agreement on the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and ...

February 10, 2016

Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist ...

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our nation’s visa and refugee process as a means to gain access to the country. From 9/11 to San Bernardino and the recent case of Iraqi refugees ...

February 3, 2016

POSTPONED: Assessing TSA’s Management and ...

This hearing has been postponed to a time and date to be announced. This hearing will continue the examination of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) management and implementation ...

February 2, 2016

Wassenaar: Cybersecurity & Export Control

This joint hearing with the Subcommittee on Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will allow both government and industry witnesses to address the impact of the ...

January 12, 2016

Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: ...

This hearing will assess the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) progress one year after the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (TSARA) became public law. This hearing will ...

January 7, 2016

Examining TSA’s Global Efforts to Protect the ...

As the last line of defense between foreign countries and U.S. soil, the security effectiveness of overseas airports are of critical importance to American aviation. In the wake of the Metrojet ...

December 8, 2015

Driving Away with Taxpayer Dollars: DHS’s ...

This hearing will examine recent findings by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General regarding mismanagement of the Federal Protective Service’s (FPS) vehicle fleet.

December 3, 2015

The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist ...

This joint hearing with the Committee on Foreign Affairs will examine how instability abroad creates dangerous safe havens for Islamist terrorists to train and recruit, as well as how our lack of a ...

November 18, 2015

Assessing TSA’s Management and Implementation ...

This hearing will examine the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) management and implementation of the Screening Partnership Program (SPP), and will highlight the conclusions of the ...

November 17, 2015

Examining Ongoing Challenges at the U.S. Secret ...

This joint hearing with Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee ...

November 17, 2015

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