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Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 14, 2016   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the September 14, 2016 hearing on "Shutting Down Terrorist Pathways into America," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Michael T. McCaul: "One year ago, this committee released the most comprehensive report on terrorist travel since the 9/11 Commission. Our bipartisan findings were very sobering, yet the administration has failed to address many of them. We still don't have a National strategy to combat terrorist travel. Our refugee program is not as secure as it needs to be. We are struggling to bring our security checks into social media age. Our allies are in worse shape, especially in Europe. I have seen it first-hand. Their borders are not secure, they are not sharing intelligence quickly enough, and they are failing to screen travelers against terrorist databases. We cannot afford to wait. Today, I expect to hear what your agencies are doing to help fix this mess. If our allies can't step up to the plate, then terrorists will be one step closer to reaching us. I also hope you will discuss any barriers here at home that might be making it harder for you to secure our country against this threat. This time last year, our committee held the first-ever Congressional hearing at Ground Zero in New York. We came together on hallowed ground to remember those we lost in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania and those who have given their lives to keep America safe." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Francis X. Taylor, Leon Rodriguez, Huban A. Gowadia, Kevin K. McAleenan, and Daniel H. Ragsdale.

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Serial No. 114-86
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2017
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Public Domain
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United States Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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