Hearings

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

Subcommittee Hearing: How TSA Can Improve ...

A recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) report found that 73 aviation workers at airports across the country had ties to terrorism. The workers had slipped through gaps ...

June 16, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Defense Support of Civil ...

The National Guard, active duty, and reserve forces provide critical capabilities in response to terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. This hearing will examine the vital role ...

June 10, 2015

Hearing: Terrorism Gone Viral: The Attack in ...

The ISIS-inspired terror attack in Garland, Texas demonstrates that terrorism is going viral. This hearing will examine the increasing threat from violent Islamist extremists groups, like ISIS, who ...

June 3, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: The Outer Ring of Border ...

Since 9/11, DHS has implemented a series of programs designed to identify and interdict threats early in the travel and visa process. This hearing will review the effectiveness of these programs ...

June 2, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Examining DHS Science and ...

This hearing will examine how the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate collaborates with academia on relevant research topics and partners with industry on the ...

May 19, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: A Review of Access Control ...

Subcommittee Chairman John Katko, R-N.Y., on the hearing: “This hearing builds upon the Subcommittee’s first hearing of the 114th Congress by continuing to examine how airport access control ...

April 30, 2015

Hearing: Allegations of Special Access and ...

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: “Last month, our Committee held a hearing regarding an Inspector General investigation involving allegations against DHS Deputy Secretary Alejandro ...

April 30, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Terrorism in Africa: The ...

Subcommittee Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., on the hearing: “We are ever mindful of the continuing threat to our nation from terrorist groups originating in the Middle East and Afghanistan—in ...

April 29, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Acquisition Oversight: How ...

Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry, R-Pa., on the hearing: “Frontline personnel securing our borders, protecting our airports, and defending our shores must have the tools to successfully ...

April 22, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Strategic Perspectives on ...

Subcommittee Chairman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., on the hearing: “The risk of a biological terrorist attack to America is an urgent and serious threat. A bioattack could cause illness and even kill ...

April 22, 2015

Hearing: Leadership Challenges at the Department ...

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: “The findings from the DHS OIG’s report regarding DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’s apparent acts of favoritism regarding the EB-5 Immigrant ...

March 26, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Risk-Based Security: ...

Subcommittee Chairman John Katko, R-N.Y., on the hearing: "Over the last three years, TSA has adopted a more common sense, risk-based approach to passenger screening through the implementation of ...

March 25, 2015

Hearing: A Global Battleground: The Fight Against ...

Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, on the hearing: "The rise of violent Islamist extremism we are witnessing around the globe is not a passing phenomenon. Today’s armies of Islamist terrorists are ...

March 24, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Agents of Opportunity: ...

Subcommittee Chairman Martha McSally, R-Ariz., on the hearing: “As we approach the 20th anniversary of the sarin attacks on the Tokyo subway, we are reminded that terrorists have repeatedly sought ...

March 19, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Unmanned Aerial System ...

Subcommittee Chairman Scott Perry, R-Pa., on the hearing: “The proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems in the U.S. is coming. But are we ready to deal with the threats that could come with ...

March 18, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Combating Terrorist Travel: ...

Subcommittee Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., on the hearing: “Nearly 40 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows visa-free travel into the U.S. Although DHS continuously ...

March 17, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Industry Perspectives on ...

March 4, 2015