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The EMP Threat: The State of Preparedness Against the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse Event

May 13, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

HEARING PURPOSE: The hearing will educate Congress and the public about an EMP threat and encourage the Department of Homeland Security to lead an inter-agency protection effort. HEARING BACKGROUND: Though Congress has created multiple commissions to improve protections against an EMP threat, the electrical grid remains under-prepared. Fallout from an…


Is the Railroad Retirement Board Doing Enough to Protect Against Fraud?

May 01, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON –Tomorrow, Friday, May 1st, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations will hold a hearing titled “Is the Railroad Retirement Board Doing Enough to Protect Against Fraud?” The hearing will examine the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) occupational disability program and assess the RRB’s process for determining which workers…


EPA Mismanagement

April 30, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON –On Thursday, April 30th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “EPA Mismanagement.” This hearing will examine cases of employee misconduct and the manner in which they were handled by Environmental Protection Agency senior management. HEARING BACKGROUND: Over the past two years, the EPA Office of…


Examining the Export-Import Bank’s Mandates

April 30, 2015 | 1:00p.m. | 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON – House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, and Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, will conduct its second joint hearing looking into the future viability of Export–Import Bank, which is up for reauthorization in June. During the first joint subcommittee hearing on April…

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Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington D.C. Airspace

April 29, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, April 29th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Flying Under the Radar: Securing Washington, D.C. Airspace.”  This hearing will examine how a small gyrocopter entered restricted airspace landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol. HEARING BACKGROUND: On April 15, 2015,…


Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses

April 29, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

HEARING PURPOSE: The hearing will examine the perspectives of law enforcement, industry, and security and privacy advocates with respect to encryption and cybersecurity for mobile electronic communication devices. HEARING BACKGROUND: In September of last year, Apple and Google, the largest mobile phone system operators in the United States, announced that…