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Recommendations on Congressional Organization Made by The Brookings Institution
In this appendix, the reader will find excerpts from the report of The Brookings Institution. The excerpts are the verbatim recommendations related to congressional organization that are contained in this report. Different type styles and formats reflect those used in the original text.
1) Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ivo H. Daalder, David L. Gunter, Robert E. Litan, Peter R. Orszag, I.M. Destler, James M. Lindsay, and James B. Steinberg, Protecting the American Homeland: One Year On (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2002), p. xxviii-xxx. (Available online at [http://brookings.edu/dybdocroot/fp/ projects/homeland/newhomeland.pdf], visited December 10, 2004.)
"Reforming Congress's Role
"Much of the benefit of consolidating the homeland security mission within the executive branch will be lost if our national legislature fails to reflect that reorganization in its own structure. Congressional oversight of homeland security activities has traditionally been scattered across Capitol Hill. By the administration's count, thirteen full committees in each house, and a total of 88 committees and subcommittees overall, shared …