Examining DHS's Misplaced Focus on Climate Change, United States House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 8, 2015   [open pdf - 897KB]

This compilation is from the July 14, 2015 hearing, "Examining DHS's Misplaced Focus on Climate Change," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Scott Perry: "Our nation is facing serious threats to our security. Thousands of foreign fighters have joined the ranks of ISIS to wage a global jihadi war. Hundreds of these fighters are returning to Europe and the United States, raising the risk of domestic terror attacks. Our cyber networks are under siege by foreign governments, 'hacktivists', and other groups. In the latest cyber-attack against the Office of Personnel Management, untold millions of current and former Federal employees' information was stolen, including highly sensitive background information used for vetting security clearances. The threats we face are significant, numerous and on multiple fronts; yet, the recent reports of a 96 percent failure rate by airport screeners show that our security programs are vulnerable and ineffective. Considering all of these threats -- and a myriad of others - I am outraged that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to make climate change a top priority." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include the following: Scott Perry, Thomas Smith, Roy Wright, Robert Kolasky, and Marc A. Levy.

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