DHS is overseen by more than ninety congressional committees and subcommittees. Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, cites the Atlantic Council’s Future of DHS Report in testimony to the House Rules Committee, calling for the centralization of DHS oversight in the homeland security committees. Streamlining DHS oversight, the last major unimplemented recommendation of the 9/11 Commission Report, is a key element of the Future of DHS report.

The Atlantic Council, in its ‘Future of DHS Project,’ recommended reform, explaining that … ‘[t]he best window of opportunity for this will be during the 90-day window between the November 3 election and the start of the 117th Congress on January 4, 2021.’ Chairman McGovern, I could not agree more.

Chairman Bennie G. Thompson