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Date Type Location Consular Affairs Official Title
April 5, 2011 testimony Washington D.C. David T. Donahue Statement of for the Hearing on the Travel Promotion Act
January 27, 2011 testimony Washington D.C. Patrick F. Kennedy Statement for the Hearing on Flight 253: Learning Lessons from an Averted Tragedy
July 20, 2009 speech Washington D.C. Janice L. Jacobs. Remarks to the Community Colleges for International Development Summer Institute 2009
September 15, 2008 speech Annapolis, MD Janice L. Jacobs. Remarks to United States Naval Academy
May 11, 2009 speech Detroit, MI Janice L. Jacobs Remarks at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Detroit Passport Agency
April 29, 2009 speech Washington, DC Janice L. Jacobs Remarks to the European Chambers High-Level Delegation
March 29, 2009 speech Washington, D.C. Janice L. Jacobs Remarks to the Washington Consular Corps
February 6, 2009 speech Thailand Janice L. Jacobs Remarks to Chiang Mai University Students, Chiang Mai Thailand
July 22, 2008 speech Washington, D.C. Janice L. Jacobs. Assistant Secretary of State Janice L. Jacobs Swearing-In Ceremony
July 29, 2009 testimony Washington, D.C. Brenda S. Sprague Statement for the Hearing on The Passport Issuance Process: Closing the Door to Fraud, Part II
April 21, 2010 testimony Washington, D.C. Janice L. Jacobs Hearing on the Christmas Day Attack
March 24, 2010 testimony Washington, D.C. Patrick F. Kennedy Hearing on Sharing and Analyzing Information to Prevent Terrorism
March 11, 2010 testimony Washington, D.C. David T. Donahue Hearing on Visa Security and Passenger Pre-Screening Efforts in the Wake of Flight 253
January 27, 2010 speech Washington, D.C. Patrick F. Kennedy Statement for the Hearing on Securing America’s Safety: Improving the Effectiveness of Anti-Terrorism Tools and Inter-Agency Communication
December 9, 2009 testimony Washington, D.C. Janice L. Jacobs Hearing on Five Years after the Intelligence Reform & Terrorism Act: Stopping Terrorist Travel
February 10, 2010 testimony Washington, D.C. Patrick F. Kennedy Statement Before the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Hearing on Sharing and Analyzing Information to Prevent Terrorism
January 27, 2010 testimony Washington, D.C. Patrick F. Kennedy Statement for the Hearing on Flight 253: Learning Lessons from an Averted Tragedy
November 14, 2013 testimony Washington, D.C. Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services 11-14-2013: Statement of Edward J. Ramotowski on the Hearing on Securing the U.S. Border, B1/B2 Visas and Border Crossing Cards
May 9, 2013 testimony Washington, D.C. Susan S. Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children's Issues 05-09-2013: Statement of Susan S. Jacobs for the Hearing on International Parental Child Abduction
March 6, 2012 speech Washington, D.C. David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas 03-06-2012: Statement of David T. Donahue for the Hearing on From the 9-11 Hijackers to El Amine El Khalifi: Terrorists and the Visa Overstay Problem
March 21, 2012 speech Washington, D.C. David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas 03-21-2012: Statement of David T. Donahue for the Hearing on Balancing Prosperity and Security: Challenges for U.S. Air Travel in a 21st Century Global Economy
September 11, 2012 speech Washington, D.C. Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas 09-11-2012: Statement of Edward J. Ramotowski for the Hearing Eleven Years Later: Preventing Terrorists from Coming to America
September 13, 2011 speech Washington, D.C. Edward J. Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visas 2011-09-13: Statement of Edward J. Ramotowski for the Hearing on the Travel Promotion Act
July 27, 2011 speech Washington, D.C. Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management on Fulfilling Our Treaty Obligations and Protecting Americans Abroad 07-27-2011: Statement of Patrick F. Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management on Fulfilling Our Treaty Obligations and Protecting Americans Abroad
July 28, 2011 testimony Washington, D.C. Susan Jacobs Special Advisor for Children's Issues 07-28-2011: Statement of Susan Jacobs on Improving Implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
July 30, 2010 speech Washington, D.C. Brenda S. Sprague Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services 07-29-10: Statement of Brenda S. Spraque for the Hearing on The Passport Issuance Process: Closing the Door to Fraud, Part II
February 27, 2014 testimony Washington, D.C. Susan S. Jacobs, Special Advisor for Children's Issues 02-27-2014: Statement of Susan S. Jacobs for the Hearing on International Parental Child Abduction
November 17, 2011 testimony Washington, D.C. David T. Donahue, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services 11-17-2011: Statement of David T. Donahue for the Hearing on Tourism in America: Moving Our Economy Forward
June 19, 2013 testimony Washington, D.C. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services 06-19-2013: Statement of Brenda S. Sprague for the Hearing on Government Issued Identification Cards
April 24, 2014 testimony Washington, D.C. Brenda S. Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services 04-24-2014: Statement of Brenda S. Sprague for the Hearing on Passport Fraud: An International Vulnerability
June 26, 2014 testimony Washington, D.C. Michele T. Bond, Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs 06-26-2014: Statement of Michele T. Bond for the Hearing on The State of U.S. Travel and Tourism Industry: Federal Efforts to Attract 100 Million Visitors Annually