“Guardians of the Sea: Examining Coast Guard Efforts in Drug Enforcement, Illegal Migration, and IUU Fishing”

Subcommittee: Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 2167 Rayburn HOB


The hearing will focus on the Coast Guard’s efforts to interdict the illegal entry of drugs and migrants along the maritime border and deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


  1. Dr. Caitlin Keating-Bitoni
    Natural Resources Policy Analyst
    Congressional Research Service
  2. Mr. Aaron Davenport
    Associate Director, Infrastructure, Immigration, and Security Operations Program
    RAND Corporation
  3. Ms. Heather MacLeod
    Director, Homeland Security and Justice
    United States Government Accountability Office
  4. Rear Admiral Jo-Ann Burdian
    Assistant Commandant for Response Policy (CG-5R)
    United States Coast Guard