Agendas for Homeland Security panels take shape – GovExec

The dust from last week’s elections has barely settled, but the landscape of hearings and priorities by the House and Senate homeland security committees is already becoming clear.

Surprisingly, the panels do not appear too far apart heading into the new Congress, even though the chambers will be controlled by different parties. But the Republican-controlled House Homeland Security Committee will likely hold more hearings, take a sharper tone and be more aggressive in criticizing the Obama administration. And the panels will likely differ when it comes to security along the Mexican border.