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Dec 15

Untangling the Web of Oversight: Congress and the Department of Homeland Security

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It has been over seven years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Yet, DHS remains mired in a web of Congressional oversight, answering to 108 Committees, Subcommittees, and Commissions. This sprawling system sends conflicting messages to the Department, both frustrating the ability of Congress to provide clear guidance within the homeland security enterprise and wasting precious time and resources. Multiple policy makers and groups have all called for reform. Still, many in Congress seem unwilling to give up their piece of the jurisdictional pie.

Join us at The Heritage Foundation as our panel of experts discuss the issues and suggest a way forward in reorganizing Congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security.

More About the Speakers

Paul Rosenzweig
Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, and Founder, Red Branch Law & Consulting, PLLC

The Honorable C. Stewart Verdery, Jr.
Founder and Partner, Monument Policy Group, LLC, and former Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Andrew Weis
Managing Director, Civitas Group, and former Republican General Counsel, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, United States Senate

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