Hearing Advisory: Oversight to Examine U.S. Secret Service

Published: Feb 5, 2015

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing entitled “U.S. Secret Service: Identifying Steps to Restore the Protective Agency” on Thursday, February 12 at 10 a.m.. The hearing will focus on recent recommendations made to the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) by an independent panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In light of recent security breaches – including the fence jumping incident at the White House on September 19, 2014 – DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson commissioned a panel of former officials from the Obama and Bush Administrations to conduct an independent review of the Secret Service. In December 2014, the panel released a report recommending extensive changes throughout the USSS.

Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings released the following statement on the upcoming hearing:

“Implementing the panel’s recommendations is an important step towards moving the Secret Service in the right direction. Rooting out problems from top to bottom will help enact meaningful reforms that are essential to restoring full trust and confidence in this elite agency. We look forward to hearing from the members appointed to the independent panel as well as senior Secret Service officials.”

HEARING DETAILS:

WHAT: “U.S. Secret Service: Identifying Steps to Restore the Protective Agency”
Full Committee, Chairman Jason Chaffetz

WHERE: Oversight and Government Reform Hearing Room
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2154

DATE: Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME: 10:00 a.m. EST

Panel I

The Honorable Mark Filip
Member
U.S. Service Protective Mission Panel

The Honorable Danielle C. Gray
Member
U.S. Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

The Honorable Joseph W. Hagin
Member
U.S. Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

The Honorable Thomas J. Perrelli
Member
U.S. Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

Panel II

Mr. Joseph P. Clancy
Acting Director
U.S. Secret Service

Mr. A.T. Smith
Deputy Director
U.S. Secret Service

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