McCaskill Meets Nominee to Head Department of Homeland Security
Senator, head of Homeland Security Subcommittee, quizzes nominee ahead of confirmation hearing
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill this week met with the nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, to discuss the Department’s challenges, after a decade in existence, to effectively function as a single agency—sometimes resulting in security gaps and potentially billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
McCaskill serves on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which will soon be holding the confirmation hearing for Johnson.
“Successfully integrating the various pieces in this Department is nothing less than a matter of national security,” said McCaskill, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight. “Jeh understands that a well-coordinated, synchronized department will protect American lives and safeguard taxpayer dollars, and I look forward to working with him to ensure that happens.”
McCaskill, a former Missouri State Auditor, recently called for increased oversight in the Homeland Security Department, asking the Government Accountability Office to take action after testimony at a recent Senate hearing that raised questions about the allocation of bonuses to SES employees.
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