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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


April 19, 2020

TUESDAY: Chairman Thompson to Host a Conversation with Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Coronavirus and Homeland Security

(WASHINGTON) - On Tuesday, April 21, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will host "Coronavirus and Homeland Security Part One: A Conversation with Chairman Bennie G. Thompson and Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson." The public virtual forum will be moderated by journalist and political analyst April Ryan and will be streamed live. The public may submit questions in advance. Details: Event: Coronavirus and Homeland Security Part … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Oversight and Homeland Security Subcommittees to Examine Findings of Investigation into Coast Guard’s Handling of Harassment, Bullying, and Retaliation Allegations

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform's Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Rep. Lou Correa, the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, will hold a joint hearing to examine the results of an investigation into how the Coast Guard is handling complaints of harassment and bullying. The investigation was initiated 18 months ago by … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

TOMORROW: Chairman Thompson to Speak at Georgetown University Cybersecurity Conference

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, November 14th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will speak at the Georgetown University 2019 "State of Cyber" Conference in Washington DC. WHO: Chairman Thompson and Norma Krayem, Senior Policy Advisor and Chair, Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy and Regulatory Team, Holland & Knight WHAT: Fireside Chat at "State of Cyber" Georgetown University Conference WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 10:30 … Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

THURSDAY: Thompson to Hold Field Hearing on Mississippi ICE Raids

(WASHINGTON) - This Thursday, November 7th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a public field hearing in Mississippi on the August 7th Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workplace raids. The raids were touted as the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in the United States. However, despite extensive planning, ICE failed to account for the impact on children and communities. This field hearing will give … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

TOMORROW: Chairman Thompson to Speak at DEF CON Voting Village Event

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, October 29th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will give remarks at an Election Hacking Presentation on Capitol Hill sponsored by the organizers of the DEF CON Voting Village. The presentation will feature demonstrations and discussions of vulnerabilities discovered in U.S. election equipment. WHO: Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security WHAT: DEF CON Voting Village … Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Chairman Thompson Announces Field Hearing on Mississippi ICE Raids

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, November 7th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a public field hearing in Mississippi on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) workplace raids that took place on August 7th. The raids were touted as the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in the United States. However, despite extensive planning, ICE failed to account for the impact on children and communities. This field … Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Hold Field Hearing Examining Election Security in Illinois

(WASHINGTON) - Next Tuesday, October 15th, Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chairwoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) will hold a public field hearing in Gurnee, Illinois on election security. The Committee will hear from with local, state, and federal officials, as well as experts in the field, to examine the full scope of the potential threats to Illinois elections systems. The hearing will focus on the efforts made by the State of Illinois to secure their … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Committee to Host Discussion with California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris & Former United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

(WASHINGTON) - This Friday, September 27th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Vice Chairwoman of the Committee, will host part two of a series on homeland security and health to discuss the impact of homeland security policies on children. The discussion will include California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and former United States Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, with opening remarks from Johns … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Host Conference Examining Adverse Impacts of DHS Policies on Children

(WASHINGTON) - This Friday, September 20th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), Vice Chairwoman of the Committee, will host a conference on Capitol Hill to examine the adverse effect of the Trump Administration's homeland security policies on children. The conference will include a panel discussion with experienced health professionals on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the Trump Administration's policies … Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Subcommittee Chairmen Issue Joint Statement on White Nationalist Terrorism Hearings

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 16, 2019)-Today, Rep. Ted Deutch, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, and Rep. Max Rose, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Jamie Raskin, Chairmen of the Oversight and Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on this week's hearings on the transnational … Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

Committee on Homeland Security to Hold Domestic Terrorism Roundtable in Pittsburgh

(WASHINGTON) - This Wednesday, September 4th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will hold a public roundtable briefing in Pittsburgh examining homeland security issues related to acts of domestic terrorism and the impact on the community. In August, the Committee on Homeland Security announced its plan to visit communities where attacks have occurred in order to inform future oversight and legislation on domestic terrorism. The Pittsburgh … Continue Reading

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