Governmental Affairs Committee to Hold Hearing on Cargo Container Security

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Joe Lieberman (D-CT) today announced that on Thursday, March 20, 2003, the committee will hold a hearing to examine the federal government’s efforts to ensure that the millions of cargo containers entering the United States are not used as weapons of terrorism.

WHAT: “Cargo Containers: The Next Terrorist Target?”

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 20, 2003 WHERE: Room SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

INVITED WITNESSES: Asa Hutchinson, Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security: Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; Dr. Stephen Flynn, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Peter Hall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont; Captain Jeffery Monroe, Director, Department of Transportation and Ports, Portland, Maine.