Press Release


Miller to Hold Hearing on Passport Fraud—TOMORROW

Media Contact: Charlottee Sellmyer (202)266-8417

Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security will hold a hearing to examine passport fraud and measures to improve international screening procedures.

FRIDAY, April 4 at 9 a.m.

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security    

Passport Fraud: An International Vulnerability

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Mr. Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. John Wagner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Ms. Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Shawn A. Bray, Director, INTERPOL Washington, United States National Central Bureau

Subcommittee Chairman Candice Miller on the hearing (R-MI): “Since 9/11, the U.S. has made great strides in its passport screening procedures by screening against terror and watch lists, immigration databases and records of lost or stolen passports. Unfortunately, not all countries have such robust procedures, putting Americans traveling internationally at risk. Tomorrow, we will hear from U.S. and international security agencies about additional measures to improve international screening procedures.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.