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November 16, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Joint Hearing on DHS’s Role in Combatting Ransomware

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, November 17th, the Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism, chaired by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation, chaired by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) will hold a joint hearing to examine DHS’s contributions to Federal efforts to counter ransomware attacks given the prioritized attention that the Biden Administration has been giving this homeland security challenge. This … Continue Reading


November 15, 2021

TOMORROW @ 2PM: Congressional Hearing with Workforce Leaders on the State of Transportation Security

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, November 16th,  the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security, chaired by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), will hold a virtual hearing to provide Members an opportunity to hear from witnesses representing frontline workers regarding our nation’s aviation system preparedness in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, historic numbers of disruptive passenger incidents, and vaccine deadlines for Federal employees and contractors. This … Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Hearing on the Administration’s Cybersecurity Agenda with National Cyber Director Chris Inglis and CISA Director Jen Easterly

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, November 3rd,  the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing to learn about the Administration’s goals for the Office of the National Cyber Director and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, how NCD and CISA are supporting the Administration’s ambitious cybersecurity agenda, and how NCD and CISA coordinate their missions. This will be the witnesses first time appearing before … Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Congressional Hearing to Examine the Nation’s Emergency Communications Systems

(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, November 2nd ,  the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing to assess the current state of the nation’s emergency communications and warning systems. This hearing is a follow-up to the Subcommittee’s October 7 stakeholder hearing on communications.  The hearing will be an opportunity for Members to engage with the Federal Emergency Management Agency … Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

TOMORROW @ 10AM: Congressional Hearing on Ensuring Equity in FEMA’s Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, October 27th the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a hearing for Members to learn from experts about inequitable outcomes that arise from the nation's current disaster response framework. Often, wealthier, whiter communities benefit from disaster relief, while already-disadvantaged communities are increasingly marginalized, suffering long-term harm as they cannot always depend on states to seek Federal assistance or … Continue Reading


October 25, 2021

TOMORROW @ 2PM: Joint Hearing on Transportation Sector Cybersecurity

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, October 26th, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation, chaired by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) and the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security, chaired by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) will hold a virtual hearing to engage with former Federal cybersecurity and transportation security officials about the current state of cybersecurity across all modes of transportation, as well as recent and forthcoming … Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

TOMORROW @ 2PM: Joint Subcommittee Hearing on DHS’s Efforts Resettling Afghan Evacuees

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, October 21st, the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management & Accountability, chaired by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) and the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation & Operations, chaired by Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA) will hold a joint hearing to examine DHS's efforts as the lead Federal agency coordinating Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), the resettlement of evacuated Afghans in the United States. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) partnering with the … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

TOMORROW @ 12PM: Congressional Hearing to Examine Emergency Communications 20 Years After 9/11

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, October 7th, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, chaired by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), will hold a virtual hearing to hear from emergency and first responders about the progress and challenges in emergency communications 20 years after the September 11th, 2001 attacks. On 9/11, Rep. Demings was in command of the Orlando Police Department officers at Orlando International Airport. This hearing will provide the Members the opportunity to … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

TOMORROW @ 2PM: Hearing on the Transformation of DHS 20 Years After 9/11

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, September 30th the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management & Accountability, chaired by Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA), will hold a virtual hearing to review the transformation of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) management since the Department's creation almost 20 years ago, including its efforts to address key challenges identified on GAO's High-Risk List. The hearing will provide an opportunity to examine DHS's progress implementing a more coordinated, uniform … Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

TOMORROW @ 9:30AM: Congressional Hearing on TSA 20 Years After 9/11

(WASHINGTON) - Tomorrow, September 29th the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual hearing to discuss how far the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has come since its inception as well as how it needs to continue to evolve. This hearing will provide Members the opportunity to focus on the ways in which threats to transportation and TSA's mission have evolved over the past 20 years, the need for continued reforms for the … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

NEXT WEEK: Homeland Security Committee to Hold Roundtable in NYC with First Responders to Mark the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

(WASHINGTON) - On, Thursday, September 9th, the Committee on Homeland Security will conduct an official site visit to New York City in observance of the 20 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks. During the visit, Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), along with Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) and other Members, will hold a roundtable discussion to discuss cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and local first responders since the 9/11 attacks. During the visit, Committee … Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

THURSDAY: Roundtable with National Security Experts on the 9/11 Attacks Twenty Years Later

(WASHINGTON) - On Thursday, September 2nd, the Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), will hold a virtual roundtable discussion with national security experts and academics who have studied the causes, responses, and consequences of the September 11, 2001 attacks for the past two decades. The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss the history and context of the 9/11 attacks - particularly questions about that day, the country's response, the shift in our … Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

NEXT WEEK: Legislative Hearing on Bipartisan Cyber Incident Reporting Bill

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, September 1st, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation, chaired by Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), will hold a virtual hearing on her draft bipartisan bill, the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2021. The legislative hearing will be an opportunity for Members to receive input from stakeholders and industry leaders on the bill draft. The virtual hearing will be streamed live on YouTube and on our … Continue Reading


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

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