January 24, 2012
Thompson, King Press Speaker on Homeland Jurisdiction
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Reps. Peter T. King and Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to John A. Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, calling on him to consolidate jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security in Congress. Last week, President Obama lamented the inefficiency of congressional oversight of DHS—where DHS has to answer to over 100 committees and subcommittees. Consolidation of homeland security jurisdiction was a key recommendation from the 9/11 Commission and has yet to be addressed.
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