White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns About the Secret Service, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 30, 2014   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the September 30, 2014 hearing on "White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns About the Secret Service," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement: "Our duty on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is to protect these rights. Our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers. It is our job to work tirelessly in partnership with Citizen Watchdogs to bring genuine reform to the Federal bureaucracy. This is our mission, and today's hearing follows one of the most important parts of that mission. With $1.5 billion spent by the Secret Service, nearly a billion of that spent on protection of the First Family, the Second Family, former Presidents and presidential candidates, the United States Secret Service was always considered to be the elite law enforcement Agency, made up of men and women who were highly regarded, highly respected and highly trusted. The country has placed great faith and trust in the Secret Service. The agents of the Uniformed Division, their officers and the Secret Service agents have a monumental task, that of protecting the Nation's Presidents, past, present and future. They do so honorably and not without considerable personal sacrifice. They ensure the safety of the First and Second Family, yes, and the safety of foreign dignitaries throughout Washington and, at times, around the world. They ensure the safety of every man and woman who enters the White House and accompanying buildings. But a history of misbehavior, security failures has clearly blemished that record." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Julia Pierson, W. Ralph Basham, and Todd M. Keil.

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Serial No. 113-154
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