World Wide Threats: Keeping America Secure in the New Age of Terror

November 30, 2017 10:00 AM | House Capitol Visitor Center (HVC) Room 210

This hearing will examine current threats to America including: Islamist terrorism, domestic terrorism, cyberattacks, aviation security and border security. Members will review work by the federal government to counter these threats, as well as the steps Congress has taken to support their efforts. In addition, preparation and response to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, will be examined.

Opening Statements

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

First Panel

Second Panel


The Honorable Elaine C. Duke
Acting Secretary
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

The Honorable Nicholas J. Rasmussen
The National Counterterrorism Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Witness Testimony

The Honorable Christopher A. Wray
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Witness Testimony


Mr. David B. Rausch
Chief of Police
City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Testifying on behalf of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
Witness Testimony

Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate Dean
Director Global Social Action Agenda
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Witness Testimony

Mr. J. Richard Cohen
Southern Poverty Law Center
Witness Testimony

Mr. Derrick Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Witness invited to testify