April 14,2016

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Thursday, April 21, to examine and discuss the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) efforts to enhance trade facilitation and enforce U.S. trade laws including the implementation of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.  The hearing, titled ““Oversight of the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency,” will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

“Now that bipartisan customs legislation has been signed into law, job creators, manufacturers and workers have additional tools to successfully compete in a 21st century economy,” Hatch said. “These new tools will help facilitate trade, improve enforcement of our trade laws and enhance our nation’s competitiveness. We need to do all we can to make sure these changes are effectively implemented.  This hearing will give members the first public opportunity to examine how the Customs and Border Protection Agency intends to implement these changes.”

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • The Honorable R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. 




Senate Finance Committee







Hearing on Customs and Border Protection






215 Dirksen Senate Office Building



Washington, D.C. 20510




Thursday, April 21, 2016



2:00 p.m.

For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.