The Senate Finance Committee has acted on the nomination of Kevin McAleenan to become Customs and Border Protection’s new Commissioner. McAleenan has been a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service since 2006 and served as Deputy Commissioner from November 2, 2014, when he was appointed Acting Commissioner at CBP.
Under his leadership, CBP has developed strategies that protect the nation’s borders from terrorism and attack transnational criminal networks. He has also implemented innovations that facilitated the U.S. international arrival and departure process, saving the government and travel industry millions of dollars. McAleenan has also advanced the development of CBP’s trade transformation agenda, designed to help America compete in the global economy. The Chamber met with McAleenan during the delegation trip to Washington D.C. in September 2017, and we look forward to continue working with him to advocate for a secure, reliable, and efficient border that enhances cross-border commerce.