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A Look Ahead: House Committee on Homeland Security

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A Look Ahead:  House Committee on Homeland Security

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

Wednesday, October 12

Full Committee Markup: H.R. 3116

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Full Committee

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman

H.R. 3116, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. The “Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”.

***Chairman King is expected to offer an Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.

Thursday, October 13

Subcommittee Hearing: TSA Reform: Exploring Innovations in Technology Procurement to Stimulate Job Growth, Part II

2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Transportation Security

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

Dr. Scott Boylan
Safran Morpho Detection
Vice President & General Counsel

Mr. Marc A. Pearl
President & CEO
Homeland Security & Defense Business Council

Chairman Rogers on the hearing:

“This subcommittee continues to investigate ways that TSA can promote innovation in the private sector, thereby creating jobs and meeting the TSA mission of securing commerce and the traveling public.  In our last hearing, we heard from former Department officials and the Government Accountability Office on challenges that TSA and DHS have in working more efficiently with industry to develop and procure needed screening technologies.  For this hearing, we invite industry to come in to tell us what they think. We know that actions can be taken that will incentivize industry to want to work with government, and we intend to promote that dialogue and find answers to some of the challenges that continue to stifle innovation.”


Friday, October 14

Subcommittee Hearing: A Call to Action: Narco-Terrorism’s Threat to the Southern U.S. Border

10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, in 311 Cannon House Office Building

Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman

Invited Witnesses Include:

General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.)
BR McCaffrey Associates, LLC

Major General Robert H. Scales (Ret.)

Mr. Todd Staples
Texas Department of Agriculture

Chairman McCaul on the hearing:

“Every American needs to be aware of the threat these narco-terrorists pose to our communities in every state and to our national security. To date, this administration has buried its head in the sand rather than confront the extraordinary magnitude of the cartels’ incursions and operations in the United States and the propensity for increased violence. If the White House does not heed the warning that now is the time to commit to a comprehensive strategy to secure the border, it unfortunately may take a catastrophic event to get their attention.”

***See for updates.

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