House Homeland Security Committee

Republicans on the the House Homeland Security Committee are concerned over the removal of several specific areas from the committee’s oversight plan. The Democrats detailed some of their agenda Wednesday during a business meeting. Several Republicans say the decision to remove the Coast Guard as a separate section, the committee’s specific oversight of DHS information sharing as it relates to terrorist activities and cargo inspection would hurt the committee’s oversight authority. FederalNewsRadio’s Jason Miller talked with Ranking Member Peter King during a press briefing about his priorities and concerns about the Homeland Security Committee for the 111th Congress.