Press Release


A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

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Washington, D.C. (Monday, June 20, 2011) – Today, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Wednesday, June 22

“Markup: H.R. 901 and Committee Activity Report”

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22 in 311 Cannon House Office Building 

Full Committee

Rep. Peter King (NY), Chairman

H.R. 901, (Mr. Lungren) To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security maintain chemical facility anti-terrorism security regulations. The “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011.”

  • An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute is expected to be offered by Mr. Lungren.

Consideration of the Committee Activity Report for the first quarter of the 112th Congress.  


Thursday, June 23

“Joint Subcommittee Hearing: The WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2011”

10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 23 in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on  Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (CA), Chairman

Subcommittee on  Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications

Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis (FL), Chairman


Senator Jim Talent

Vice Chairman

WMD Center

Dr. Robert P. Kadlec

Former Special Assistant to the President for Biodefense 

Chairman Lungren and Chairman Bilirakis joint statement on the hearing: 

"The WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act, soon to be introduced by Chairman King and Rep. Pascrell, addresses the most serious threat to our nation – an attack with a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). This hearing will examine the measures in this legislation to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from a WMD attack." 


Friday, June 24

“Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Homeland Security Impact of the Obama Administration's Cybersecurity Proposal”

10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24 in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on  Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (CA), Chairman


Ms. Melissa Hathaway


Hathaway Global Strategies LLC

Dr. Greg Shannon

Chief Scientist for Computer Emergency Readiness Team

Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Melon University 

Chairman Lungren on the hearing: 

I look forward to working with the Administration and the Senate to strengthen our government’s cyber defenses. I will work to have our government partner with the private sector and encourage cyber innovation and technology to improve the cybersecurity of our Nation’s critical infrastructure.” 


Tuesday, July 12

“Subcommittee Hearing: Industry Perspectives: Authorizing the Transportation Security Administration for FY 2012 and 2013”

2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Rep. Mike Rogers (AL), Chairman


To be announced 


***See for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Committee on Homeland Security hearings are webcast live at