04.24.09

Leahy Announces Homeland Security Oversight Hearing

WASHINGTON (Friday, April 24, 2009) – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Friday announced that the Committee will hold an oversight hearing with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday, May 6.  It will be Napolitano’s first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over immigration, citizenship and related issues.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has held periodic oversight hearings with the Secretary of Homeland Security.  The oversight hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.  The hearing will be webcast live online via the Judiciary Committee’s website.  Testimony and member statements will also be available.

Members of the press, especially television camera crews, should contact the Senate Daily Press Gallery or the Senate Radio-Television Gallery to reserve space at the hearing.

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