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Archived Congressional Testimony

Congressional Testimony from the 112th  - 116th Sessions of Congress

DateHearing TitleSummary

December 10, 2020

Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Oversight of Implementation of the STOP Act

Written testimony of Thomas F. Overacker, Executive Director of Cargo and Conveyance Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

September 30, 2020

Examining DHS' Management of Trusted Traveler Programs

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez before the U.S. House Committee on Border Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, & Operations

July 28, 2020

Part 1: Protecting the Reliability of the U.S. Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written testimony of Thomas F. Overacker, Executive Director of Cargo and Conveyance Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for a Senate Committee on Finance hearing

June 25, 2020

CBP Oversight: Examining the Evolving Challenges Facing the Agency

Written testimony of Acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs hearing

March 4, 2020

From SARS to Coronavirus: Examining the Role of Global Aviation in Containing the Spread of Infectious Disease

Written testimony of Acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan for a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing

February 27, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Budget Request for FY2021

Written testimony of Acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan for a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing

February 6, 2020

About Face: Examining the Department of Homeland Security's Use of Facial Recognition and Other Biometric Technologies, Part II

Written testimony of Deputy Assistant Executive Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, John P. Wagner, for a House Homeland Security Committee hearing

January 14, 2020

Assessing the Adequacy of DHS Efforts to Prevent Child Deaths in Custody

Written testimony of Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, Brian S. Hastings, for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation & Operations hearing

November 13, 2019

Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: The Year in Review

Written testimony of  Acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

September 24, 2019

Oversight of the Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy

Written testimony of U.S. Border Patrol Chief, Carla L. Provost for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing

September 19, 2019

Protecting Unaccompanied Children: The Ongoing Impact of the Trump Administration's Cruel Policies

Written testimony of Acting Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Operational Programs, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol, John R. Modlin, for a House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Reform hearing

July 30, 2019

Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: What is Required to Improve Conditions?

Written testimony of Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

July 25, 2019

Oversight of Family Separation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Short-Term Custody Under the Trump Administration

Written testimony of Chief of Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol, Brian S. Hastings, for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing.

July 24, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol Oversight

Written testimony of Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost for a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing

July 16, 2019

Oversight of Federal Efforts to Combat the Spread of Illicit Fentanyl

Written testimony of Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, Thomas. F. Overacker, for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing

July 10, 2019

About Face: Examining the Department of Homeland Security's Use of Facial Recognition and Other Biometric Technologies

Written testimony of Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, John Wagner, for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing

June 26, 2019

Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: The Exploitation of Migrants Through Smuggling, Trafficking, and Involuntary Servitude

Written testimony of Chief of Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol, Brian S. Hastings, and Executive Director for Operations, Field Operations Randy Howe for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

June 20, 2019

Examining the Department of Defense's Deployment to the U.S.-Mexico Border

Written testimony of Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations hearing

May 9, 2019

A Review of the FY 2020 Budget Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Written testimony of Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations hearing

May 8, 2019

At the Breaking Point: the Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border

Written testimony of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost; Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, Todd C. Owen; and Director, Joint Task Force-West, Department of Homeland Security, Manuel Padilla Jr., for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration hearing

April 9, 2019

Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: Perspectives from the Frontline

Written testimony of Executive Director for Operations, Office of Field Operations, Randy Howe and U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

April 2, 2019

Supporting a Fact-Based Approach to Preventing Terrorist Travel to the United States

Written testimony of National Targeting Center - Passenger Operations Director Donald Conroy and National Vetting Center Director Monte Hawkins for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism hearing

March 7, 2019

CBP Workforce Challenges: Exploring Solutions to Address Recruitment and Retention

Written testimony of Enterprise Services Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner Benjamine "Carry" Huffman and U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability hearing

March 6, 2019

The Way Forward on Border Security

Written testimony of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing

March 6, 2019

Oversight of Customs and Border Protection's Response to the Smuggling of Persons at the Southern Border

Written testimony of Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing

February 26, 2019

Oversight of the Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy

Written testimony of Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing

December 12, 2018

Narcos: Transnational Cartels and Border Security

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration hearing

December 11, 2018

Oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing

September 18, 2018

The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

August 16, 2018

Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief of Operational Programs, Law Enforcement Directorate Richard M. Hudson and U.S. Immigration Enforcement Acting Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations West Robert Guadian for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing

July 31, 2018

Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla L. Provost for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing

July 24, 2018

Boots at the Border: Examining the National Guard Deployment to the Southwest Border

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent, Tucson Sector, Rodolfo Karisch for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

July 18, 2018

Trade and Commerce at U.S. Ports of Entry

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness hearing

June 19, 2018

Opioids in the Homeland: DHS Coordination with State and Local Partners to Fight the Epidemic

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Director of Field Operations, Baltimore Field Office Casey Durst for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee hearing

May 30, 2018

Combating Opioid Smuggling Along the Southwest Border

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Director of Field Operations, Tucson Field Office Guadalupe Ramirez for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

May 23, 2018

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and Exploited Loopholes in Regards to Unaccompanied Alien Children

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Deputy Chief of Operational Programs, Law Enforcement Directorate Richard M. Hudson for a Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration hearing

May 22, 2018

Stopping the Daily Border Caravan: Time to Build a Policy Wall

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

May 16, 2018

The Role of DHS in Stopping the Flow of Opioids & Other Dangerous Drugs

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing

April 25, 2018

The Opioid Crisis: Stopping the Flow of Synthetic Opioids in the International Mail System

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade hearing

April 25, 2018

Border Security, Commerce and Travel: Commissioner McAleenan’s Vision for the Future of CBP

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

April 24, 2018

Abducted Abroad: Exploring the Plight of International Parental Child Abduction and its effect on American Families

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations National Targeting Center Passenger Division Director Donald Conroy for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing

April 12, 2018

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Hearing - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan for a House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing

March 15, 2018

Bang for the Border Security Buck: What Do We Get for $33 Billion?

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

March 6, 2018

Protecting E-commerce Consumers from Counterfeits

Written testimony of CBP Office of Trade Executive Assistant Commissioner Brenda Brockman Smith for a Senate Committee on Finance hearing

January 25, 2018

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Exploiting Vulnerabilities in International Mail Security

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing

November 14, 2017

Looking North: Assessing the Current Threat at the U.S.-Canada Border

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Scott A. Luck for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

October 30, 2017

Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at Our Nation’s Ports

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Director of Field Operations Los Angeles Carlos Martel for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing

September 26, 2017

Raising the Standard: DHS’s Efforts to Improve Aviation Security Around the Globe

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security hearing

September 7, 2017

Examining the Shipment of Illicit Drugs in International Mail

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing

July 25, 2017

Deter, Detect and Interdict: Technology’s Role in Securing the Border

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen, CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Scott Luck, and CBP Air and Marine Operations, Operations Acting Executive Director Dennis Michelini for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

July 12, 2017

Examining the Problem of Visa Overstays: Need for Better Tracking and Accountability

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner (OFO) for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border and Immigration hearing

June 27, 2017

H.R. 2851, Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017

Written testimony of Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner Robert Perez (OS) for a House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing

June 21, 2017

The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership As Well As Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Assessing Federal Efforts to End the Threat

Written testimony of Acting Chief of Carla Provost (USBP) for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing

June 13, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement & Customs and Border Protection FY18 Budget Request

Written testimony of Acting Chief Carla Provost (USBP) and Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner (OFO) for a House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing

May 25, 2017

Stopping the Shipment of Synthetic Opioids: Oversight of U.S. Strategy to Combat Illicit Drugs

Written testimony of Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner Robert Perez (OS) for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing

May 23, 2017

Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security

Written testimony of Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner (OFO) for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

May 23, 2017

Building America’s Trust Through Border Security: Progress on the Southern Border

Written testimony of Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration hearing

May 18, 2017

From the Border to Disasters and Beyond: Critical Canine Contributions to the DHS Mission

Written testimony of Canine Program Director Damian Montes (OTD) and Associate Chief of Specialty Programs Peter Jaquez (USBP) for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing

May 3, 2017

Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring U.S. Visas

Written testimony of Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner (OFO) for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Task Force on Denying Terrorist Entry into the United States hearing

April 4, 2017

Defeating a Sophisticated and Dangerous Adversary: Are the New Border Security Task Forces the Right Approach?

Written testimony of Director Paul Beeson (JTF-W) for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

February 16, 2017

A Dangerous and Sophisticated Adversary: The Threat to the Homeland Posed by Cartel Operations

Written testimony of Director Paul Beeson (JTF-W) for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

November 30, 2016

Initial Observations of the New Leadership at the U.S. Border Patrol

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan and Deputy Chief Carla Provost for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

September 27, 2016

Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a House Committee on Ways and Means hearing

September 14, 2016

Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America

Written testimony of I&A Under Secretary Francis Taylor, USCIS Director León Rodriguez, TSA Deputy Administrator Huban Gowadia, ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing

September 13, 2016

Moving the Line of Scrimmage: Re-Examining the Defense-In-Depth Strategy

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

July 7, 2016

Prevention of Smuggling at U.S. Ports

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a joint House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

June 14, 2016

Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security Risks Posed by Visa Overstays

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, ICE Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Craig Healy, PLCY Screening Coordination Office Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci, and S&T Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Deputy Director Bob Burns for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

May 24, 2016

Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: Using Technology to Increase Situational Awareness and Operational Control

Written testimony of CBP Air and Marine Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Ronald Vitiello, and Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

May 19, 2016

Declining Deportations and Increasing Criminal Alien Releases – The Lawless Immigration Policies of the Obama Administration

Written testimony of U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Ronald Vitiello for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest hearing

May 18, 2016

Border Station Construction: Minimizing Costs and Leveraging Private Dollars

Written testimony of CBP Enterprise Services Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner Eugene Schied for a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hearing

May 17, 2016

Flying Blind: What are the Security Risks of Resuming U.S. Commercial Air Service to Cuba?

Written testimony of DHS Office of Policy Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration, and Trade Policy Seth Stodder; Transportation Security Administration Office of Global Strategies Assistant Administrator Paul Fujimura; TSA Representative Larry Mizell; and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing

May 11, 2016

Oversight of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R.Gil Kerlikowske for a Senate Committee on Finance hearing

April 28, 2016

The Consequences of Federal Land Management Along the U.S. Border to Rural Communities and National Security

Statement for the Record of CBP for a House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing

April 19, 2016

Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security: How does CBP Prioritize and Improve Staffing and Infrastructure?

Written testimony of CBP Office of Administration Assistant Commissioner Eugene Schied, CBP Human Resources Management Assistant Commissioner Linda Jacksta, and CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

April 15, 2016

Border Security and America’s Heroin Epidemic: The Impact of the Trafficking and Abuse of Heroin and Prescription Opioids in Wisconsin

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R.Gil Kerlikowske for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs field hearing

March 23, 2016

National Security: Threats at our Borders

Written testimony of CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Ronald Vitiello for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, and Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing

March 15, 2016

Defending American Agriculture Against Foreign Pests and Diseases

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Agriculture Programs and Trade Liaison Executive Director Kevin Harriger for a House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture hearing

March 8, 2016

FY 2017 Budget Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection & U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing

March 3, 2016

Dogs of DHS: How Canine Programs Contribute to Homeland Security

Written testimony of TSA Office of Training and Workforce Engagement Deputy Assistant Administrator Kimberly Hutchinson and CBP Office of Training & Development Canine Training Program Director Damien Montes for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing

March 1, 2016

Transparency, Trust and Verification: Measuring Effectiveness and Situational Awareness along the Border

Written testimony of CBP Air and Marine Operations Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles and CBP U.S. Border Patrol acting Chief Ronald Vitiello for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

March 1, 2016

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's FY 2017 Budget Request

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing.

February 23, 2016

The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Does the Administration Have a Plan to Stop the Border Surge and Adequately Monitor the Children?

Written testimony of U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Ronald Vitiello for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing.

February 10, 2016

Visa Waiver Program Security Enhancements

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing.

January 20, 2016

Why is the Biometric Exit Tracking System Still Not in Place?

Written testimony of S&T Border and Maritime Security Division Director Anh Duong, ICE Assistant Director for National Security Investigations Craig Healy, and CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest hearing.

November 23, 2015

America's Heroin Epidemic at the Border: Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Illicit Narcotic Trafficking

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee field hearing.

November 17, 2015

Drug Trafficking Across the Southwest Border and Oversight of U.S. Counterdrug Assistance to Mexico

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing.

November 4, 2015

A New Approach to Increase Trade and Security: An Examination of CBP's Public-Private Partnerships

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

October 27, 2015

Prevention of and Response to the Arrival of a Dirty Bomb at a U.S. Port

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen for a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing.

October 22, 2015

Improving Pay Flexibilities in the Federal Workforce

Written testimony of CBP Office of Human Resources Management Assistant Commissioner Linda Jacksta for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing.

September 14. 2015

All Hands on Deck: Working Together to End the Trafficking and Abuse of Prescription Opioids, Heroin, and Fentanyl

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee field hearing.

September 9, 2015

Violence on the Border: Protecting U.S. Personnel

Written testimony of DHS Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Joint Task Force-West Director Robert Harris for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing.

July 14, 2015

Securing the Maritime Border: The Future of CBP Air and Marine

Written testimony of CBP Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

June 2, 2015

The Outer Ring of Border Security: DHS's International Security Programs

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

May 13, 2015

Securing the Border: Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology Force Multipliers

Written testimony of CBP Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles; Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski; and Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

April 23, 2015

CBP's FY 2016 Budget

Written testimony of Commissioner Kerlikowske for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing. VIDEO

April 22, 2015

Securing the Border: Understanding Threats and Strategies for the Northern Border

Written testimony of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Fisher and Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a Senate Committee on Homeland security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

March 12, 2015

Visa Waiver Program: Implications for U.S. National Security

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Executive Director Maureen Dugan and DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Koumans for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

November 19, 2014

Preparedness and Response to Public Health Threats: How Ready Are We?

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

October 16, 2014

Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing.

October 10, 2014

Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination

Statement for the Record of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner and DHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs  Kathryn Brinsfield for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing in Dallas, TX.

September 10, 2014

One Flight Away: Examination of the Threat Posed by ISIS Terrorists with Western Passports

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, CBP Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison Acting Assistant Commissioner Troy Miller, and DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Deputy Under Secretary for Analysis Jenny Lasley for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

July 16, 2014

Port of Entry Infrastructure: How Does the Federal Government Prioritize Investments?

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

July 16, 2014

Strengthening Trade Enforcement to Protect American Enterprise and Grow American Jobs

Written testimony of CBP Office of International Trade Acting Assistant Commissioner Richard DiNucci and CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing.

July 9, 2014

Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border

Written testimony of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, and ICE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

July 3, 2014

Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors

Written testimony of CBP Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Kevin Oaks for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing in McAllen, Texas.

June 26, 2014

The State of U.S. Travel and Tourism: Government Efforts to Attract 100 Million Visitors Annually

Written testimony of PLCY Private Sector Office acting Assistant Secretary Michael Stroud and CBP Office of Field Operations acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Tourism, Competitiveness, and Innovation hearing.

June 25, 2014

An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors

Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello, and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Thomas Homan for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing.

June 24, 2014

Dangerous Passage: The Growing Problem of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

Written testimony of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing. CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate participated in this hearing.

June 9, 2014

Border Security: Examining the Implications of S. 1691, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013

Written testimony of  CBP Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello, Office of the Border Patrol, and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Paul Hamrick, Office of Internal Affairs, for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

June 4, 2014

Evaluating Port Security: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, PLCY, USCG, TSA, and FEMA for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

April 8, 2014

Authorizing Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

April 4, 2014

Passport Fraud: An International Vulnerability

Written testimony of DHS International Affairs Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin and CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

April 2, 2014

CBP's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing.

March 12, 2014

The Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan and its Impact on Border Security

Written testimony of OTIA Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski for House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

February 6, 2014

Examining Challenges and Wasted Taxpayer Dollars in Modernizing Border Security IT Systems

Written testimony of CBP Office of Information and Technology Assistant Commissioner Charles Armstrong for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing.

January 28, 2014

Examining the Use and Abuse of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) at the Department of Homeland Security

Written testimony of DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Catherine Emerson and CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce hearing.

December 12, 2013

Asylum Abuse: Is it Overwhelming our Borders?

Written testimony of USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba, ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and CBP Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing.

November 20, 2013

Abuse of Overtime at DHS: Padding Paychecks and Pensions at Taxpayer Expense

Written testimony of DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Catherine Emerson and CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing.

November 19, 2013

What Does a Secure Maritime Border Look Like?

Written testimony of CBP Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

November 14, 2013

Border Security Oversight, Part III: Border Crossing Cards and B1/B2 Visas

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security hearing.

September 26, 2013

Fulfilling A Key 9/11 Commission Recommendation: Implementing Biometric Exit

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

July 12, 2013

Protecting Our Northern Border: Enhancing Collaboration and Building Local Partnerships

Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent-Havre Sector Christopher Richards for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce field hearing.

July 10, 2013

The Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility: Implications for U.S. Businesses and National Security

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade hearing.

June 27, 2013

Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats

Written testimony of CBP Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher and Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner David Murphy for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security hearing.

June 20, 2013

Federal Government Approaches to Issuing Biometric IDs: Part II

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Director for Planning, Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Colleen Manaher for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing.

May 21, 2013

Visa Security and Overstays: How Secure is America?

Written testimony of ICE Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director James Dinkins, CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and NPPD Office of Biometric Identity Management Deputy Director Shonnie Lyon for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Hearing.

May 7, 2013

Border Security: Examining Provisions in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)

Written Testimony of DHS Office of Policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing.

April 17, 2013

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, and Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Hearing.

April 12, 2013

The Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner, Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, Thomas Winkowski; TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski, and ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency Hearing.

April 10, 2013

Border Security: Frontline Perspectives on Progress and Remaining Challenges

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, and Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing.

March 20, 2013

Measuring the Outcomes to Understand the State of Border Security

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, and Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Hearing.

February 26, 2013

CBP Testimony: What Does a Secure Border Look Like?

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher and Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing.

September 21, 2012

DHS Acquisition Management Challenges: Solutions for Saving Taxpayer Dollars

Joint Written Testimony of Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, DHS; Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, CBP; and Assistant Administrator Karen Shelton Waters, Office of Acquisitions, TSA, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.

September 11, 2012

Eleven Years Later: Preventing Terrorists from Coming to America

Written testimony of Kevin McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

August 1, 2012

Unresolved Internal Investigations at DHS: Oversight of Investigation Management in the Office of the DHS IG

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David Aguilar for a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management.

June 21, 2012

U.S.-Caribbean Border: Open Road for Drug Traffickers and Terrorists

Written Testimony of CBP Assistant Commissioners McAleenan and Kostelnik, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.

June 21, 2012

Border Security Threats to the Homeland: DHS’ Response to Innovative Tactics and Techniques

Written testimony of CBP Assistant Commissioner Donna Bucella for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

May 17, 2012

Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement

Written testimony of CBP Acting Commissioner David Aguilar before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.

May 17, 2012

Department of Homeland Security: An Examination of Ethical Standards

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowski for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.

May 8, 2012

Measuring Border Security: U.S. Border Patrol's New Strategic Plan and Path Forward

Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

May 1, 2012

Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations - Laredo Field Office, Director of Field Operations Gene Garza for hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

April 17, 2012

Boots on the Ground or Eyes in the Sky: How Best to Utilize the National Guard to Achieve Operational Control

Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello, and Office of Air and Marine Southwest Border Operations Executive Director Martin Vaughan for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

March 21, 2012

Balancing Prosperity and Security: Challenges for U.S. Air Travel in a 21st Century Global Economy

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowksi for a hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

February 29, 2012

The President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for CBP

Joint written testimony of CBP’s Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Michael Kostelnik, Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, and Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a hearing before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

February 7, 2012

Supply Chain Security

Joint testimony of Kevin McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, and David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy, Rear Admiral Zukunft, Assistant Commandant for U.S. Coast Guard Office of Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

November 15, 2011

Collaboration of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense to Secure our Nation's Borders

Testimony of Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Paul Benda, Chief of Staff and Director Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate, and Michael Tangora Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, U.S. Coast Guard, before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

October 27, 2011

Safeguarding Hawaii's Ecosystem and Agriculture against Invasive Species

Written Testimony of Bruce Murley, CBP Office of Field Operations, Area Port Director - Honolulu, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce & the District of Columbia.

October 4, 2011

Does Administrative Amnesty Harm Efforts to Gain and Maintain Operational Control of the Border

Written Testimony of Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

September 13, 2011

Ten Years after 9/11: Can Terrorists Still Exploit our Visa System

Testimony of Thomas Winkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

June 22, 2011

Oversight of Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Efforts

Testimony of Office of International Trade Assistant Commissioner Allen Gina, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

May 17, 2011

Improving Security and Facilitating Commerce at America's Northern Border and Ports of Entry

Testimony of Alan Bersin, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security.

May 5, 2011

Enforcing America's Trade Laws in the Face of Customs Fraud and Duty Evasion

Testimony of Allen Gina, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness.

May 3, 2011

Border Security And Enforcement - Department of Homeland Security's Cooperation with State and Local Law Enforcement Stakeholders

Testimony of Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

March 31, 2011

Exploring Drug Gangs' Ever Evolving Tactics to Penetrate the Border and the Federal Government's Efforts to Stop Them

Testimony of Donna Bucella, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence and Operations Coordination, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs.

March 15, 2011

After SBInet - the Future of Technology on the Border

Testimony of Office of Technology, Innovation, and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, and Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Michael Kostelnik, Customs and Border Protection, Before the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

March 9, 2011

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Budget Hearing

Testimony of Commissioner Alan Bersin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

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