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Homeland Security Transportation Security Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on U.S.-Asia Transportation Security Cooperation- TOMORROW

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Washington, D.C. – The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), will hold a hearing entitled “Building Secure Partnerships in Travel, Commerce, and Trade with the Asia-Pacific Region” tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

At tomorrow’s hearing, the Subcommittee will examine ways to facilitate U.S.-Asia relationships in order to improve U.S. security, travel, and commerce in the region. The Subcommittee will discuss the economic and security cooperation between the U.S. and Asia, and DHS’ presence in Asia, specifically as it relates to cargo and passenger security. Additionally, the Subcommittee will focus on information sharing between DHS and private sector partners, as well as between U.S. public and private sector entities and their Asia-Pacific counterparts.

Rogers said: "The Asia-Pacific region is an important partner to achieving U.S. economic growth and ensuring security of the global supply chain.  The hearing is an opportunity to discuss with public and private sector witnesses how the U.S. can strengthen its ties with the Asia-Pacific region to help spur U.S. job growth, while improving security of travel and commerce."

WHAT:       Subcommittee Hearing on “Building Secure Partnerships in Travel, Commerce, and Trade with the Asia-Pacific Region”

WHEN:       12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WHERE:     311 Cannon House Office Building

Opening statements, witness testimony, and the live video feed will be available HERE.

Witness List:

Panel I

Mr. John Halinski
Assistant Administrator
Office of Global Strategies
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Mark Koumans
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of International Affairs
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Hon. Hans G. Klemm
U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Panel II

Mr. Gary Wade
Vice President, Security
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Testifying on behalf of the Cargo Airline Association (CAA)

Ms. Dorothy Reimold
Assistant Director
Security and Travel Facilitation
International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mr. Roger Dow
President and Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Travel Association

Mr. Michael C. Mullen
Executive Director
Express Association of America