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July 28, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Hearing on Developing Our Cybersecurity Workforce

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, July 29th the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation, chaired by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), will hold a virtual hearing to gain greater understanding of the current challenges in developing a well-trained cyber workforce, to learn more about what the government is currently doing to address those challenges, and what more is needed to address the existing gaps. This hearing will focus on the importance of K-12 cyber education in … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

TOMORROW @ 2PM: Hearing on DHS's Efforts to Disrupt Transnational Criminal Organizations in Central America

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, July 28th the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management & Accountability, chaired by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), will hold a hearing to review the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to help secure the border by disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) operating in Central America, including recent operations launched by the Biden Administration to target organizations that endanger migrants, pose national security threats, and are involved in … Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Congressional Hearing on Terrorism and Digital Financing

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, July 22nd, the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, chaired by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), will hold a hearing to examine terrorists' use of digital technologies - including cryptocurrencies - for fundraising and financing purposes, a key issue that fuels extremists and terrorist groups. The purpose of this hearing is to shed light on the complexities of this problem and the steps the U.S. government is taking to protect the homeland and prevent the … Continue Reading


July 19, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Congressional Hearing on TSA’s Strategy for Addressing Increased Summer Travel

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, July 20th, the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security, chaired by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), will hold a virtual hearing for TSA to discuss how it is handling the growing number of air travelers as vaccination rates across the country increase. It will also be an opportunity for TSA to discuss its role in preventing and addressing unruly passenger incidents, both at checkpoints and in the air with the involvement of the Federal Air Marshals … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Congressional Hearing to Examine the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office Mission and Budget Request

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, July 16th, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing to learn more about the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) and its mission to identify, deter, and detect chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and health security threats. This hearing will provide an opportunity for Members of the Subcommittee to inquire about CWMD's … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

TOMORROW @ 12PM Congressional Hearing on Legislation to Reform DHS

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, July 15th the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing to discuss much-needed reforms of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) so that it can better confront existing and emerging threats and challenges. This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to advocate for H.R. 4357, the DHS Reform Act, sponsored by Chairman Thompson, which seeks to improve DHS operations and address lessons learned from … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

TOMORROW @ 9:30AM: Congressional Hearing on FEMA’s Management and Readiness in Responding to Disasters

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, June 29th the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing to examine FEMA's management of recent disasters and assess its readiness for future disasters. This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to question newly confirmed Administrator Criswell on FEMA's role in responding to disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic, and migrants along the southwestern border, as well as FEMA's long-standing workforce … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

TOMORROW @ 9:30AM: Congressional Hearing on Diversity, Equity, and Accountability at the U.S. Coast Guard

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, June 23rd the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing to continue the Committee's oversight of culture and climate issues across the Coast Guard, including at the Coast Guard Academy. This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to follow up with the Commandant on the Committee's joint investigation into the Coast Guard's policies for investigating allegations of harassment and bullying, and to … Continue Reading


June 16, 2021

TOMORROW: DHS Budget Hearing with Secretary Mayorkas

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, June 17th, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. This hearing will be an opportunity for Members to question Secretary Mayorkas about the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget request and key issues facing the Department. This virtual hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website. Event … Continue Reading


June 15, 2021

TODAY @ 2:30PM: Joint Subcommittee Hearing on the Federal Response to the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 2:30pm, the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, chaired by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation, chaired by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) will hold a virtual hearing on examining the federal response to the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to hear from officials at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) … Continue Reading


June 10, 2021

TODAY @ 2PM: Congressional Hearing on Unaccompanied Children at the Border and the Federal Response

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 2pm, the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, chaired by Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), will hold a virtual hearing with Federal stakeholders regarding unaccompanied children at the border. This hearing will examine the Administration's actions to assist and care for unaccompanied children arriving at the border, as well as their strategy to address the root causes of children traveling to the border. This virtual hearing will be … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

TODAY @ 12PM: Congressional Hearing on the Colonial Ransomware Attack

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 12pm EDT, the House Committee on Homeland Security, Chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a full Committee virtual hearing as part of the Committee's ongoing oversight of the cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure after the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline last month. The hearing will be an opportunity for Members to ask about Colonial's response to the attack, the overall effort to restore services, and the degree to which the company … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Bill Nye on the Hill: Hearing on the Impacts of Climate Change on Homeland Security

(WASHINGTON) - On Tuesday, June 8th, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing to examine the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, and the implications for homeland security. "Climate change is real, it's dangerous, and we need to do something about it," said Chairwoman Demings. "Our inaction is leading to stronger storms, rising floodwaters, spreading tropical diseases, and … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Pelosi, Thompson to Hold Press Conference on January 6 Commission & Emergency Security Supplemental

(WASHINGTON) - Speaker Nancy Pelosi will join Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, Chairman Bennie Thompson and Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren for a press conference tomorrow, May 19th, at 2:30 p.m. E.T. in the Capitol Visitor Center, on two pieces of legislation to pass in the House this week that will establish an independent, bipartisan 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol Complex as well as provide $1.9 billion in emergency security supplemental funding to … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

TODAY @ 2PM: Hearing on Addressing Migration Push Factors

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 2pm, the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management & Accountability, chaired by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), will hold a virtual hearing to examine the 'push' factors influencing migration from Central America to the U.S. and potential solutions to address these factors to better manage irregular migration to the southern border. Widespread violence, political unrest, and high levels of poverty and inequality-factors beyond the control of the White House-have been key … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

TODAY @ 2:30PM: Hearing on Policy Solutions to Ransomware Attacks

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 2:30pm, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation, chaired by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), will hold a virtual hearing on responding to ransomware attacks and exploring policy solutions. This hearing will be an opportunity for Members to explore emerging trends in ransomware attacks and how the government and private sector are working together to improve network defenses. A spate of high-profile ransomware attacks against state and … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

TODAY @ 2PM: Hearing on H.R. 903, Legislation to Improve the TSA Frontline Workforce

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 2pm, the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security, chaired by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), will hold a virtual hearing on H.R. 903, the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act. The purpose of the hearing is to garner additional support of H.R. 903 and to increase awareness of the challenges facing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) frontline workforce, which is underpaid compared to most other Federal workforces, lacks basic civil service … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

TOMORROW: Congressional Hearing on Racially and Motivated Violent Extremism

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, April 29th, the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, chaired by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), will hold a virtual hearing with counterterrorism officials to discuss racially and motivated violent extremism. This hearing will give Members the opportunity to discuss: 1) the international and transnational Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremist (RMVE) threat landscape; 2) the spread of RMVE narratives and counternarratives; and 3) how the U.S. … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

TODAY @ 12PM: Congressional Hearing on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

(WASHINGTON) - Today at 12pm, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing with state and local homeland security stakeholders regarding Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) preparedness grant programs. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony about the critical role DHS preparedness grant programs play in helping to keep citizens and communities secure. Members are expected to receive … Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

TOMORROW: Congressional Hearing on Unaccompanied Children at the Border

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, April 27th, the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, chaired by Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), will hold a virtual hearing with stakeholders regarding unaccompanied children at the border. This hearing will give Members an opportunity to hear from key witnesses to examine suggestions for improving our system for unaccompanied children. Members of the Committee are eager to move forward with solutions, given the devastation wrought … Continue Reading

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