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Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Coast Guard’s Efforts in Drug Enforcement, Illegal Migration, and IUU Fishing

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Daniel Webster (R-FL) announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the Coast Guard’s performance of its maritime law enforcement missions, including drug enforcement; illegal migration; and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

  • Rear Admiral Jo-Ann Burdian, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy (CG-5R), United States Coast Guard
  • Heather MacLeod, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, United States Government Accountability Office
  • Aaron Davenport, Associate Director; Infrastructure, Immigration, and Security Operations Program; RAND Corporation
  • Dr. Caitlin Keating-Bitonti, Natural Resources Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service

    More information about the hearing entitled, “Guardians of the Sea: Examining Coast Guard Efforts in Drug Enforcement, Illegal Migration, and IUU Fishing,” including witness testimony and a link to the live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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