Serial No. 114-63: Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security: How Does CBP Prioritize and Improve Staffing and Infrastructure?, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 19, 2016 [open pdf - 292KB]
This document is from the April 19, 2016 hearing titled "Keeping Pace with Trade, Travel, and Security: How Does CBP Prioritize and Improve Staffing and Infrastructure?" held before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Martha McSally: "U.S. Customs and Border Protection's job is to make sure passengers and cargo that power our economy keep moving while keeping bad things and bad people out of the country. These missions require 2 basic prerequisites: An appropriate number of well-trained Customs and Border Protection Officers to process travelers and trade, and a modernized infrastructure to accommodate and channel the traffic so that it moves across the border quickly and safely. However, CBP is seriously understaffed, despite Congress' recent infusion of dollars to hire an additional 2,000 officers. Land ports of entry across the country are in dire need of expansion and renovation to keep pace with increasing demand and security requirements." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Eugene Schied, Linda Jacksta, John P. Wagner, Michael Gelber, and Anthony M. Reardon.
Serial No. 114-63; S. Number 114-63
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