Examining DHS's Misplaced Focus on Climate Change, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 8, 2015   [open pdf - 356KB]

This is the July 8, 2015 hearing on "Examining DHS's Misplaced Focus on Climate Change," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Scott Perry: "The Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency will come to order. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the Department of Homeland Security's rhetoric and actions regarding the subject of climate change and homeland security. The Chair now recognizes itself for an opening statement. 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 of questionable effectiveness." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas P. Smith, Roy Wright, Robert Kolasky, and Marc A. Levy.

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Serial No. 114-24
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