Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) recently published an op-ed in Roll Call, calling for Congress to “grab a shovel” and start digging the country out of debt. He noted wasteful spending in DHS but neglected to address the wasteful and counterproductive manner in which Congress currently oversees DHS.

I responded to the Congressman with a piece in Roll Call, beginning with an old adage: if you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

Check out the full text of my response in Roll Call.

David Olive focuses his blogging primarily on the “business of homeland security” — the interaction of the private sector with the Department of Homeland Security and other national security agencies. Read More