Balancing Maritime Security and Trade Facilitation: Protecting Our Ports, Increasing Commerce and Securing the Supply Chain--Part I, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, February 7, 2012   [open pdf - 493KB]

From the opening statement of Candice S. Miller: "The subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony from Congressman Jerry Nadler, from assistant secretary David Heyman, from Department of Homeland Security Office of Policy, acting assistant commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Office of Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection, Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft--I know I am never pronouncing that correctly, assistant commandant for marine safety, security, and stewardship with the U.S. Coast Guard, and Mr. Steve Caldwell, who is the director of Maritime Security from GAO [Government Accountability Office]. Today our very important topic is the global supply chain. I would recognize myself for an opening statement. This hearing is really the first of a two-part series. We are going to have another follow-on hearing as well. We are going to examine the Nation's maritime and global supply chain security measures. Last year, this subcommittee focused on security at the Southern and the Northern Border, both at and between the ports of entry. But I think it is important as well to remember that we really have three borders. The Nation's maritime border is certainly just as important as the other two. It is a conduit for much of the country's trade. Commerce, of course, is the life blood of the Nation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Candice S. Miller, Henry Cuellar, Bennie G. Thompson, Laura Richardson, Jerrold Nadler, David Heyman, Kevin McAleenan, Paul Zukunft, Stephen L. Caldwell, and Mike Rogers.

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