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

Washington, D.C., April 3, 2024 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Two Congressional subcommittees will hold a joint hearing at PortMiami in Florida this Friday 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 last week 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

Updated Witness List:


  • Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart 26th District of Florida Member of Congress


  • 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. William Paape, Associate Administrator for Ports and Waterways, United Sates Maritime Administration, United States Department of Transportation


  • James Fowler, Senior VP & General Manager, Crowley Shipping
  • Frederick Wong Jr., Deputy Port Director, PortMiami, on behalf of American Association of Port Authorities
  • Brent Sadler, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
  • Ed McCarthy, Chief Operating Officer, Georgia Ports Authority, on behalf of National Association of Waterfront Employers
  • Dave Morgan, President and CEO, Cooper/Ports America, on behalf of the National Maritime Safety Association

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

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