Press Release


McCaul to Hold Hearing on 9/11 Commission Tenth Anniversary Report

Media Contact: April Ward (202) 226-8417

Tomorrow, the Homeland Security Committee will hold the following hearing to examine key issues contained in the Bipartisan Policy Center’s recent report marking the 10th anniversary of the release of the original 9/11 Commission report.

WEDNESDAY, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Committee on Homeland Security

The Rising Terrorist Threat and the Unfulfilled 9/11 Recommendation

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

·         The Honorable Thomas H. Kean Jr., Co-Chair, Homeland Security Project, Bipartisan Policy Center and Former Chair, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

·         The Honorable Jamie S. Gorelick, Former Commissioner, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the hearing: “Ten years after the 9/11 Commission provided its report on how to prevent terrorist attacks on United States soil, the threat from al Qaeda, its affiliates and those inspired by them at home and abroad is growing. Furthermore, some of the Commission’s recommendations remain unfilled including streamlining Congressional jurisdiction over the Department of Homeland Security. Tomorrow, the former members of the Commission will release a new report reflecting on the evolving threat to the homeland, including cyber attacks, and present recommendations on how to further enhance the security of the United States. I look forward to discussing the findings of the report with former 9/11 Commission Chair Tom Kean and Former Commissioner Jamie Gorelick.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.