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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar
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HOMELAND SECURITY LAREDO FIELD HEARING TO EXAMINE FACILITATING TRADE AND ENHANCING SECURITY AT U.S. PORTS OF ENTRY

Laredo, TX -- On Tuesday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will participate in a Committee on Homeland Security field hearing in Laredo that will investigate impediments to the free flow of legal commerce at U.S. ports of entry and examine local concerns about these issues. The hearing, which is entitled “Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry,” will focus on ways in which technology can aid U.S. officials in speeding the flow of port traffic and pinpointing drugs and dangerous materials. It will be chaired by Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10).

Following the hearing, Committee Members will observe U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations along the Rio Grande. At this time, credentialed media will be invited to take footage of law enforcement marine equipment.

To watch the hearing live, click here.

May 1, 2012

2:00 PM CT

EVENT: HEARING: Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry

LOCATION: Laredo Community College
De La Garza Building, Room 101
West End Washington St.
Laredo, TX 78040

4:00 PM CT

EVENT: Committee Members Observe CBP Operations

LOCATION: River Drive Mall Parking Lot
Laredo, TX

NOTICE: Events open to officially credentialed news media only.



CONFIRMED MEMBERS:
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
Ranking Member, Border & Maritime Security Subcommittee
House Committee on Homeland Security

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Chairman, Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee
House Committee on Homeland Security

WITNESSES:

Panel I
Mr. Gene Garza, Director of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office, Customs and Border Protection
Mr. Steven McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety

Panel II
Mr. Jesse Hereford, Vice Chairman, Border Trade Alliance
Mr. Miguel Conchas, President/CEO, Laredo Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Jose D. Gonzalez, Jose David Gonzalez Customs Brokerage

On day of hearing, click here to watch LIVE.

EL COMITÉ DE SEGURIDAD NACIONAL TENDRÁ AUDIENCIA EN LAREDO PARA EXAMINAR LA FACILITACI”N DEL COMERCIO Y MEJORAR LA SEGURIDAD EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS PUERTOS DE ENTRADA
Congresista Cuellar participará en la audiencia en Laredo para investigar preocupaciones locales acerca de los puertos de los Estados Unidos

Laredo, TX -- El martes, el congressista Henry Cuellar (TX-28), miembro de Subcomité de fronteras y seguridad mar’tima del Comité de Seguridad Nacional, participará en una audiencia en Laredo de Seguridad Nacional que investigará los obstáculos a la libre circulación de comercio legal en los puertos de entrada estadounidenses y examinará las preocupaciones locales acerca de estas cuestiones. La audiencia, que se titula “Usando tecnolog’a para facilitar el comercio y mejorar la seguridad en nuestros puertos de entrada” se centrará en las formas en que tecnolog’a puede ayudar funcionarios estadounidenses acelerar el flujo de tráfico portuario y localizar las drogas y materiales peligrosos. Será presidido por el congresista Michael McCaul (TX-10).

Después de la audiencia, los miembros del Comité observeran EE.UU. Aduanas y Proteccion Fronteriza de operaciones a lo largo del Rio Grande. En este momento, los medios de comunicación acreditados serán invitados a tomar imágenes de equipo.

Para ver la audiencia en vivo, haga clic aqui.

May 1, 2012

2:00 PM CT

EVENTO: AUDIENCA: Usando Tecnologia para facilitar el comercio y mejorar la seguridad en nuestros puertos de entrada

UBICACI”N: Laredo Community College
De La Garza Building, Room 101
West End Washington St.
Laredo, TX 78040


4:00 PM CT

EVENTO: Los miembros del Comité observan operaciones de CBP

UBICACION: River Drive Mall Parking Lot
Laredo, TX


AVISO: Eventos abiertos solamente a los medios de comunicación oficialmente acreditados.



CONFIRMED MEMBERS:
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
Ranking Member, Border & Maritime Security Subcommittee
House Committee on Homeland Security

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX)
Chairman, Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee
House Committee on Homeland Security

WITNESSES:

Panel I
Mr. Gene Garza, Director of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office, Customs and Border Protection
Mr. Steven McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety

Panel II
Mr. Jesse Hereford, Vice Chairman, Border Trade Alliance
Mr. Miguel Conchas, President/CEO, Laredo Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Jose D. Gonzalez, Jose David Gonzalez Customs Brokerage


El dia de audiencia, haga clic aqui para ver en vivo.
 
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