Securing the Border--2011, Hearings Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 30, 2011, Building on the Progress Made; April 7, 2011, Progress at the Local Level; May 4, 2011, Progress at the Federal Level   [open pdf - 23MB]

From the opening statement of Joseph I. Lieberman: "This is part of a continuing series that we have been doing on this Committee overseeing our border security operations, and this one is important because of the range of the witnesses that we have before us and the work Mr. Stana and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has done. We are going to follow this with two more hearings on the Southwest Border particularly in which we are going to have some State and local officials and then Secretary Janet Napolitano will be with us after that. The question of border security continues to be important to our country in various ways. This morning, right here in this room, we began a different series of hearings on taking a look at the institutions of our government that were created after September 11, 2001, to better protect our country than we were able to on September 11, 2001. We had Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton of the 9/11 Commission testify. And, of course, in that case we have done an enormous amount to increase border security in the sense of stopping terrorists and the instruments of terrorism from coming into our country, and with some success, I think." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, John McCain, Ron Johnson, Jon Tester, Claire McCaskill, Tom Coburn, Susan M. Collins, Thomas R. Carper, Asa Hutchinson, Doris Meissner, Richard M. Stana, Veronica Escobar, Raymond Loera, Raymond Cobos, Paul Babeu, and Janet A. Napolitano.

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S. Hrg. 112-232; Senate Hearing 112-232
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