Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part III): Addressing the Transnational Terrorist Threat (Joint National Security and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Subcommittee Hearing)

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Location: 
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Joint National Security and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Subcommittee Hearing “Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part III): Addressing the Transnational Terrorist Threat"

CHAIRMAN RASKIN'S OPENING STATEMENT

CHAIRMAN LYNCH'S OPENING STATEMENT

PURPOSE 

The Subcommittees will hold a joint hearing to examine how white supremacist extremism has become an increasingly global and transnational terrorist threat to U.S. national security. This hearing will also examine whether additional intelligence, law enforcement, or information sharing mechanisms can be deployed to counter the growing international threat of white nationalist terrorism. 

BACKGROUND

The Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has previously held two hearings on this topic. On May 15, 2019, the Subcommittee held a hearing that examined the rising threat of white supremacist violent extremism in the United States and the consequences of government inaction. On June 4, 2019, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to combat the growing threat of rightwing extremism.

WITNESSES

Dr. Kathleen Belew
Assistant Professor of U.S.History and the College
The University of Chicago

Dr. Joshua Geltzer 
Director, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection
Georgetown Law

Ms. Katrina Mulligan
Managing Director for National Security and International Policy
Center for American Progress

Ms. Candace Owens 
Founder, Blexit, Host, Candace Owens Show

116th Congress