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Congressional Resources

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The Office of Congressional Affairs serves as the single point of contact within CBP for all communications between CBP and Congress. OCA is committed to addressing any question or concern Members of Congress or their staffs may have related to CBP’s complex mission.

Michael J. Yeager, Assistant Commissioner

Kim M. Lowry, Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Branch Chiefs:

  • Shannon McCully - Budget and Appropriations
  • Damon Armeni - Border, Air & Marine Operations
  • John Pickel - Trade Policy & Agriculture
  • Stephanie Talton - Field Operations & Intelligence

Commissioner Testifies on CBP's FY 2016 Budget

On April 23, 2015, Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske testified before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, for a hearing on CBP’s FY 2016 Budget. In his written statement, Commissioner Kerlikowske discussed how CBP is using the resources provided by Congress efficiently and effectively, and demonstrated how the FY 2016 Budget supports CBP’s continued commitment to national and economic security by strengthening frontline capabilities and optimizing resources. A video of the hearing is available on the Subcommittee's website. Please contact OCA for additional information.

114th Congress Toolkit

OCA is committed to ensuring Congress is kept informed of CBP’s complex policies, programs, and operations. To assist you, we have developed a special resource for the 114th Congress, which provides quick access to valuable information about CBP and information to support inquiries from your constituents.

CBP Access: A Newsletter for Members of Congress and Staff

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