House Homeland Security Committee Schedule for July 7-11, 2014

Media Contact: April Ward (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Homeland Security Committee has announced the following hearing for next week.

THURSDAY, July  10 at 2:00 p.m.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency

The Executive Proclamation Designating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a National Monument: Implications for Border Security

311 Cannon House Office Building

Invited Witnesses Include:

Panel I

·         Hon. Steve Pearce, Representative in Congress from the 2nd District, State of New Mexico

Panel II

·         Mr. Brandon Judd, President, National Border Patrol Council

·         Mr. Todd Garrison, Sheriff , Sheriff’s Office, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on the hearing: “The President’s arbitrary declaration in May of almost 500,000 acres in southern New Mexico as a national monument is yet another example of how this Administration’s actions, which bypass the people’s representatives, are making our border security more vulnerable. Instead of providing flexibilities to help safeguard our border security, which are included in legislation making its way through the Congress, this Administration chose to ignore the input of local law enforcement. This hearing will examine local perspectives on the decision’s implications to border security.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.