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January 23, 2019

Congressional Panel Discussion on Effects of Shutdown on Frontline Homeland Security Personnel

(WASHINGTON) – This Thursday, January 24th, House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) will host a panel discussion on how the partial federal government shutdown is negatively impacting our nation's frontline homeland security personnel and agencies. Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson will deliver opening remarks.

For 32 days, the Department of Homeland Security – which includes the Transportation Security Administration, the United States Coast Guard, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Customs and Border Protection, and many other critical security agencies – has gone unfunded, leaving much of the nation’s frontline security apparatus understaffed and depleted of resources. Thursday’s panel discussion will feature testimony from relevant experts and stakeholders to highlight the detriment of the funding lapse and make the case for immediately re-opening the government.



Hosted by:
Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, House Committee on Homeland Security

Jeh C. Johnson
, Former Secretary of Homeland Security


Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, Former Administrator, Transportation Security Administration & Former Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Tim Manning, Former Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
Caitlin Durkovich, Former DHS Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security
J. David Cox, Sr., National President, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
Tony Reardon, National President; the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)

Panel Moderator:
Tiffany Cross
, Co-Founder and Managing Editor of The Beat

Panel discussion on how the shutdown is negatively impacting homeland security personnel and agencies.

Thursday, January 24, 10:00 AM ET

Congressional Auditorium
Capitol Visitor Center
The Capitol, Washington, D.C.


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Department of Homeland Security Shutdown Fact Sheet

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