The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a one day field hearing in Anoka, Minnesota, entitled Border Security: How are State and Local Officials Coping With The New Levels of Threat? The Subcommittee field hearing in Minnesota examined the unique problems that local and regional officials have experienced in dealing with higher levels of threat. It also examined the difficulty of maximizing border security while minimizing the impact on commerce and tourism and will look at the coordination of Federal, State, and local efforts to supervise land, water, and air navigation. This hearing was done to guide the members as they craft legislation to direct the federal response to homeland security. A number of local Minnesota officials, both elected and appointed, testified on how their duties have changed over the last two years, commenting on the relationship between their offices and the federal agencies, both as it exists now and as they think it should exist in the future.
See PRINTED HEARING RECORD at the top left corner of this webpage.