TSA Oversight and Examination of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

March 17, 2015

253 Senate Russell Office Building

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, will convene a hearing on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. entitled, “TSA Oversight and Examination of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request.” At the hearing, Acting Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Melvin Carraway will testify about the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2016 and address oversight questions related to the TSA Pre-Check program, a proposed increase in passenger security fees, the agency’s response to reported misconduct of federal air marshals, and efforts to keep travelers safe amid growing terrorist threats.
 
Acting Administrator Carraway assumed his position in January 2015 following the retirement of Administrator John Pistole. Carraway has served as the Deputy TSA Administrator since July 2014. Administrator Pistole announced his plans to step down on October 16, 2014. A recent bipartisan letter from Senate Commerce Committee leaders urged President Obama to prioritize the formal nomination of a permanent TSA Administrator in this time of evolving terror threats.
 
Witness:
 
•      Mr. Melvin Carraway, Acting Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
 
Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
2:30 p.m.
 
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing entitled “TSA Oversight and Examination of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request”
 
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements and a live video of the hearing will be available here.

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Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

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Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chair Kelly Ayotte

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Melvin Carraway

    Acting Administrator
    Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Carraway Testimony (205.76 KB)