Homeland Security Investigations: Examining DHS's Efforts to Protect American Jobs and Secure the Homeland, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 7, 2011   [open pdf - 937KB]

From the opening statement of Michael T. McCaul: "This committee is meeting today to hear testimony from our private- sector working citizens in order to examine the effectiveness of DHS' [Department of Homeland Security's] enforcement policies and their impact on private industry, and I recognize myself now for an opening statement. American innovation is the envy of the world. It is a constant target for competitors, including rogue nations that prefer to steal and copy rather than create. In addition to overcoming a depressed business climate, our Nation's job creators must protect their intellectual property from sophisticated counterfeiters all over the world, make sure their exports do not end up in the wrong hands, and comply with immigration laws. The consequences of failure are serious. When counterfeit prescription drugs enter the marketplace or cheap imitation parts breach a semiconductor manufacturing plant, it costs American businesses revenues and jobs. When sensitive equipment manufactured for the Department of Defense falls into the wrong hands of rogue nations, it poses a threat to our National security. […] So today we ask these questions: Is the help they receive from DHS, in collaboration with other Government agencies, adequate? What improvements can be made? What more needs to be done? Indeed, several cases in recent years indicate that there is room for improvement in these measures that directly impact the bottom line of businesses and their ability to create jobs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael T. McCaul, Gus M. Bilirakis, Bennie G. Thompson, Brian Toohey, Michael Russo, Mario Mancuso, and Jena Baker McNeill.

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