Press Release


House Homeland Security Committee Schedule for May 26-30, 2014

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

The House Homeland Security Committee has announced the following hearing for next week.

THURSDAY, May 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Lessons from the LAX Shooting: Airport and Law Enforcement Perspectives

311 Cannon House Office Building

Invited Witnesses Include:

·         Mr. Frank Capello, Director of Security, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport

·         Mr. Michael Landguth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority,  Raleigh-Durham International Airport

·         Mr. Kevin Murphy, President, Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network

·         Mr. Marshall McClain, President, Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association

Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson (R-NC) on the hearing: “This hearing will continue the Subcommittee’s review of lessons learned from the tragic shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which took the life of Transportation Security Officer Gerardo Hernandez and injured three others last November. It builds upon our March site visit and field hearing, where Members were able to gain a better understanding of the shooting and response. I look forward to hearing from additional airport operators and law enforcement representatives as we address the unique challenges faced by airports across the country in mitigating these kinds of tragedies in the future.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.