Subcommittee Chairmen Issue Joint Statement on White Nationalist Terrorism Hearings

Sep 16, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 16, 2019)—Today, Rep. Ted Deutch, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, and Rep. Max Rose, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, and Reps. Stephen F. Lynch and Jamie Raskin, Chairmen of  the Oversight and Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, issued the following statement on this week’s hearings on the transnational terrorist threat of white nationalist terrorism:

“It’s abundantly clear that violent right-wing extremism is a transnational terrorist threat to U.S. national security. Our subcommittees have already heard from key intelligence officials and subject matter experts who have warned about the risks of not treating this with equal seriousness as we treat other forms of terrorism.  This week, our subcommittees will examine the transnational threat of white nationalist terrorism and consider solutions for how the United States and our international partners should combat it, while preserving the civil rights and liberties of all Americans.”

Joint Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

TITLE: Meeting the Challenge of White Nationalist Terrorism at Home and Abroad

WHERE:  310 Cannon House Office Building

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TIME:  2:00 PM

WITNESSES: Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Ph.D.

Director, International Training and Education Program, School of Education, American University

Mr. Christian Picciolini
Founder, Free Radicals Project
Author, Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of  Extremism  

Sharon Nazarian, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of International Affairs
Anti-Defamation League

Joint Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Subcommittee on National Security Hearing

TITLE:   Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part III): The Transnational Terrorist Threat

WHERE:  2154 Rayburn House Office Building

WHEN:  Friday, September 20, 2019

TIME:    9:00 AM

WITNESSES: TBC

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116th Congress