U.S. Representatives Hudson, Holding, Jackson Lee, and Price to Tour Duke University Research Lab

WASHINGTON- On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman Richard Hudson (NC-08) will travel to North Carolina to visit Duke University’s Fitzpatrick Center. He will be joined by his House colleagues Rep. George Holding (NC-13), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), and Rep. David Price (NC-04), the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.

The purpose of this site visit is to examine the research being conducted on current and future airport security screening as well as existing security operations. The visit to the facility on campus will include an opportunity for Members of Congress to see research being conducted to advance passenger screening technology and gain a deeper understanding of how the nation’s leading research universities assist the Department of Homeland Security’s research and development efforts. 

Duke University ranks as a top recipient among the nation’s universities for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) research grants. Their research has focused on both the human element of airport security screening and the technological challenges and developments in airport screening technology. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Member Meeting with Duke University President Richard Brodhead

*This meeting is closed to press

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tour of Duke University Research Lab

*Open to press with time offered for questions

Media interested in attending the site visit must RSVP to Anna Haberlein at anna.haberlein@mail.house.gov