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September 29, 2020

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Hearing on DHS’ Management of Trusted Traveler Programs

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30th, the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations, chaired by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), will hold a hearing examining the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) management of trusted travelers programs. Members will question Robert Perez, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner, regarding the inaccurate and misleading testimony provided to the Committee by senior Departmental officials after residents of … Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

MONDAY: Rice, Watson Coleman, Barragán to Hold Virtual Forum on Migrant Care in ICE Detention Facilities

(WASHINGTON) - On Monday, September 21st, Members of the Committee on Homeland Security, including Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA), will hold a virtual forum with immigration advocates and experts on the conditions and standards of care in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. On Monday, in conjunction with the forum, the Committee will also release its majority staff report concluding a year-long … Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

TOMORROW @ 9AM: Congressional Hearing on Worldwide Threats

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Thursday, September 17th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold its annual worldwide threats hearing. Members will question key government witnesses about terrorism threats and how the Federal government is addressing those threats to protect the homeland. This hearing will be streamed live on YouTube (link below). The hearing will focus on international terrorism threats, including the threats to the homeland … Continue Reading


August 27, 2020

TOMORROW: Congressional Hearing on Election Security and Ensuring Every Vote Counts

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Friday, August 28th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing to discuss election integrity issues facing voters and election officials in the 2020 election, and identify actions that Federal, state, and local officials can undertake now to ensure the integrity of elections in November. The hearing will also include discussions of the role the United States Postal Service (USPS) plays in the delivery of mail … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Congressional Hearing on the Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic with FEMA Administrator Gaynor

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22nd, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing on the national response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. This hearing will allow Members to question FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor about the Federal government's coronavirus response and the various shortcomings that have plagued the Administration's response since the beginning. The Committee invited the Department of Health and … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Congressional Hearing on the Deaths of Children in CBP Custody and Unlawful Spending by CBP

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Wednesday, July 15th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing on the tragic deaths of two children in Customs and Border Protection care in 2018, the resulting deficient Inspector General investigation, and a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report out today. The GAO report found that CBP has misspent emergency funds meant for migrant medical care, does not properly train its employees on the … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Congressional Hearing Examining FEMA’s Role in Procuring and Distributing Pandemic Supplies

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Tuesday, July 14th, the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a virtual joint subcommittee hearing on FEMA's role in leading the procurement and distribution of pandemic supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical equipment, in response to COVID-19. The joint hearing will be an opportunity for Members of the Oversight, Management, & Accountability Subcommittee, Chaired by Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), and the Emergency … Continue Reading


July 13, 2020

Congressional Hearing Examining ICE Contractors’ Response to COVID-19

(WASHINGTON) - Today, Monday, July 13th, the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations, chaired by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), will hold a virtual hearing examining U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contractors' response to COVID-19. This hearing will allow Members to examine the actions undertaken by for of ICE contractors - CoreCivic, the GEO Group, LaSalle Corrections, and the Management & Training Corporation - to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within … Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Congressional Hearing on the National Response to the Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic

(WASHINGTON) - This Wednesday, July 8th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing on the national response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. This hearing will allow Members to question state and local leaders about the impact of COVID-19 on their communities and the failures of the Trump Administration's response to the pandemic. The hearing will also be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve pandemic response … Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Chairman Thompson & Rep. Cleaver to Hold Virtual Forum on the Need to Keep the Postal Service Running During COVID-19

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, June 3rd, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) will host a forum on the national security nexus of U.S. Postal Service operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Members will discuss how the failure to keep the Postal Service fully operational would severely - and needlessly - undermine the government's ability to provide basic services. Members will be joined by John McHugh of The … Continue Reading


May 29, 2020

Reps. Langevin and Underwood to Hold Virtual Forum on Election Security and Integrity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(WASHINGTON) - On Monday, June 1st, Reps. James Langevin (D-RI) and Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and will hold a virtual forum on election security and integrity during the Coronavirus pandemic. Members and panelists will discuss challenges facing voters and election officials in the 2020 election and illustrate how voting in November may look different than in previous elections. The Committee Members will be joined by Wendy Weiser from The Brennan Center for Justice and Leigh Chapman from The … Continue Reading


May 19, 2020

Reps. Payne and Richmond to Hold Virtual Forum on COVID-19 Response and Recovery

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, May 21th at 12 pm EDT, Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) will lead a virtual forum on communities' preparedness for and response to COVID-19. This event will be streamed live. Virtual forum: Coronavirus and Homeland Security Part Ten: Perspectives on Response and Recovery Efforts Members: Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) Chairman of the subcommittee on … Continue Reading


May 18, 2020

Reps. Rose and Cleaver to Hold Virtual Forum on Extremism during the COVID-19 Pandemic

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, May 20th at 1:00pm EDT, Rep. Max Rose (D-NY), Chairman of the Intelligence & Counterterrorism Subcommittee, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) will hold a virtual forum on how threats from domestic and international terrorism have evolved and grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on how extremists of all stripes have sought to exploit the pandemic, how existing movements have been amplified during this time, and how the government could and should be … Continue Reading


May 11, 2020

Reps. Rice, Clarke, Barragán to Hold Virtual Forum on the Role of Immigrants in Coronavirus Response & Recovery

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, May 13th at 1:00pm EDT, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations Subcommittee, along with Reps. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) and Nanette Barragán (D-CA), will hold a virtual forum on the role of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic and to highlight the contribution of immigrants in the health care, service, and agriculture sectors. The Members of the Homeland Security Committee will be joined Jon Baselice of … Continue Reading


May 08, 2020

Reps. Underwood and Slotkin to Hold Virtual Forum on Coronavirus Misinformation

(WASHINGTON) - On Monday, May 11th, Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Vice Chairwoman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), will hold a virtual forum on how media platforms and conspiracies have shaped the narrative of misinformation disseminated during the coronavirus pandemic, and how policy makers can understand and respond. This event will be streamed live. Virtual forum:Coronavirus and Homeland Security Part 7: Flattening the Misinformation Curve Members:Rep. … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Reps. Torres Small and Watson Coleman to Hold Virtual Forum on Coronavirus and Homeland Security with Former DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke

(WASHINGTON) - On Friday, May 8th, Reps. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), will hold a virtual forum on how the pandemic will impact DHS's ability to carry out its missions once government operations are resumed. The Members of the Committee on Homeland Security's Oversight, Management, & Accountability Subcommittee will be joined by Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke. This event will be streamed live. Virtual forum:Coronavirus and … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Reps. Underwood, Jackson-Lee, and Green to Hold Virtual Forum to Discuss Health Disparities and the Coronavirus Pandemic

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, May 7th, Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Sheila Jackson-Lee, and Al Green (D-TX) will hold a virtual forum on healthcare disparities - which have been further exposed by the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the Democratic members of the Committee wrote the Department of Health and Human Service's Office of the Inspector General on this problem. Reps. Underwood, Jackson Lee, and Green will be joined Samantha Artiga, Director of the … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Reps. Payne and Rose to Hold Virtual Forum with Former Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Friday, May 1st, Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Max Rose (D-NY), will hold a virtual forum on coronavirus and the Federal government response. The Members of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, & Recovery Subcommittee will be joined by Ron Klain, Former White House Ebola Response Coordinator. This event will be streamed live. Virtual forum:Coronavirus and Homeland Security Part Four: A Conversation with Former White House Ebola Response Coordinator Ron … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Reps. Payne and Demings to Hold Virtual Forum with Former FEMA Administrator Fugate on Coronavirus and FEMA’s Response Role

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Friday, May 1st, Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual forum on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's role in pandemic and emergency response. The Members of the Homeland Security Committee will be joined by former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. The virtual forum will provide members and the viewing public with insight on FEMA's response to the largest disaster response of the agency's history. This event will be streamed … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Reps. Correa, Titus, Demings to Hold a Virtual Forum with AFGE President Kelley on COVID-19 and the TSA Workforce

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th, Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA), Dina Titus (D-NV), and Val Demings (D-FL) will hold a virtual forum discussion on how coronavirus has impacted the workforce of the Transportation Security Administration. The Members of the Transportation & Maritime Security Subcommittee will be joined by Dr. Everett Kelley, National President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The roundtable will focus on what Congress can do to assist TSA … Continue Reading

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