Is Congress failing on homeland security oversight? – Politico

Five years ago next week, the 9/11 Commission, a congressionally mandated panel investigating Al Qaeda’s 2001 attacks, made 41 recommendations on topics like improving airport screening and creating a national intelligence director. Since then, somewhere between 80 percent and 90 percent of its suggestions have been enacted, according to the commission.

  • Dan Shulman

    When I was at FEMA, we were responsible for responding to 10 different Congressional committees, that is full committees, not including all of the various subcommittees (varying from 1-3 depending on the committee and the interest of the subcommittee chairman). There was one instance where a news story broke and within days we had requests for three separate hearings on the same issue.