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Cox calls for Homeland Security accountability

Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, intends to introduce legislation to give the new Homeland Security Department the same congressional scrutiny that every other federal agency gets. At a press conference today, Cox said he would introduce legislation to hold DHS accountable for its goals and achievements, such as information sharing among federal, state and local authorities, cybersecurity and container cargo security. His plan comes almost two weeks after the House Government Reform Committee approved legislation calling for the appointment of a chief financial officer for DHS. Congress so far has exercised oversight authority in general ways. But Cox signaled that is about to change. Full Story

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