Press Release


Week Ahead: Committee Schedule for May 18 – May 22, 2015

Media Contact: Susan Phalen (202) 226-8477

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security has announced the following events for next week which will be streamed live here.


Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Examining DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Engagement with Academia and Industry

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Chairman John Ratcliffe (R-Texas)

311 Cannon House Office Building

This hearing will examine how the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate collaborates with academia on relevant research topics and partners with industry on the development and acquisition of products for DHS.   


Wednesday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET


Committee on Homeland Security

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

311 Cannon House Office Building

This markup will consider the legislation passed last week by a Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency markup, a Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications markup, and other related homeland security bills.


Thursday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Admitting Syrian Refugees: The Intelligence Void and the Emerging Homeland Security Threat

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence   

Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.)

311 Cannon House Office Building

This hearing will review the potential threat posed by terrorists exploiting refugee resettlement programs, the challenge of gathering sufficient information to vet them, and what additional risk mitigation measures can be implemented to improve the ability to detect refugee applicants of concern.