Hearings

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

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