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Congressional Subcommittees to Hold Joint Field Hearing on Port Safety, Security & Infrastructure at PortMiami

Washington, D.C., March 28, 2024 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Two Congressional subcommittees will hold a joint hearing at PortMiami in Florida next week to examine emerging challenges to safety and security at U.S. ports as well as the state of port infrastructure and future investment needs.

The hearing was announced by U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL), Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, Chairman of the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security.

The joint hearing, entitled “Port Safety, Security, and Infrastructure Investment,” is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET on Friday, April 5, 2024, in Terminal E of PortMiami located at 1265 North Cruise Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132.

This hearing is open to the press, and members of the press are asked to RSVP to and

Witness List:


  • Rear Admiral John C. Vann, Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command, United States Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Wayne Arguin, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, United States Coast Guard
  • Mr. Gregory “Jack” Kammerer, MPA, MMAS, Executive Director, Maritime Administration


  • James Fowler, Senior VP & General Manager, Crowley Shipping
  • Frederick Wong Jr., Deputy Port Director, PortMiami
  • Brent Sadler, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Ed McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer, Georgia Ports Authority
  • Dave Morgan, President and CEO, Cooper/Ports America

More information about the hearing including a live webcast and witness testimony, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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