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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 Members will also visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

This roundtable will be streamed live on YouTube and on our website.

Event details:

WHAT: Committee on Homeland Security Roundtable Discussion - 20 Years After 9/11: First Responder Perspectives

WHEN: Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10am EDT

PANELISTS (updated):

  • John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department (NYPD)
  • Laura Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
  • John Bilich, Chief Security Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Alex Amparo, Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Captain Zeita Merchant, Commander, Sector New York, and Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey, United States Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Updated info and livestream available here.

Members of the press are encouraged to watch this event via livestream. If members of the press plan to attend in person, please note seating is very limited. Press must RSVP to to be placed on waiting list.

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