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Miller to Hold Hearing on Federal Investments in Port of Entry Infrastructure

July 15, 2014



WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The House Homeland Security Committee issued the following news release:

Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security will hold a hearing to examine how Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the General Services Administration (GSA) prioritize investments in port of entry infrastructure projects.

WEDNESDAY, July 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security: Port of Entry Infrastructure: How Does the Federal Government Prioritize Investments?

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

* Mr. John Wagner, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security accompanied by Mr. Eugene H. Schied, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Administration, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

* Honorable Michael Gelber, Deputy Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Service Administration

* Honorable Oscar Leeser, Mayor, City of El Paso, Texas

Chairman Candice S. Miller (R-MI) on the hearing: "U.S. ports of entry are critical to securing our border and facilitating international trade. Therefore, infrastructure projects to improve or expand these ports often have a significant impact to our economy and national security. Tomorrow, we will examine how, in an era of very limited resources, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the General Services Administration prioritize critical infrastructure projects at our ports of entry to ensure we can maximize commerce without sacrificing security."

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here (http://homeland.house.gov/live-video-feed).

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