Press Release


McCaul to Hold Hearing on U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Combating Drug Cartels

Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer (202) 226-8417

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Taking Down the Cartels:  Examining United States – Mexico Cooperation.”

WEDNESDAY, April 2 at 10 a.m.

Homeland Security Committee

Taking Down the Cartels:  Examining United States – Mexico Cooperation

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. James Dinkins, Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. John Feeley, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Christopher Wilson, Associate, Mexico Institute, The Wilson Center
  • Hon. Alan D. Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on the hearing: “Just last month, the Pena Nieto Administration, in coordination with U.S. law enforcement, took down the biggest drug kingpin in the world. ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was responsible for thousands of deaths, and for violence that stretches across the globe. Now we have an opportunity to examine the bilateral cooperation between our two nations that resulted in his capture, and how we can build upon this progress to further combat the cartels.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.