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TSA Claims It Is Above Congressional Oversight

TSA Claims It Is Above Congressional Oversight

Agency head refuses to appear at transportation hearing

Steve Watson
Nov 28, 2012

The TSA has refused to attend a House Transportation hearing this week, with agency head John Pistole personally refusing to appear and declaring that the Congressional Committee has “no jurisdiction over the TSA”.

The hearing, schedule for Thursday, will be held by the Subcommittee on Aviation, a part of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (TIC). It is titled HOW BEST TO IMPROVE OUR NATION’S AIRPORT PASSENGER SECURITY SYSTEM THROUGH COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS.

Headed by Rep. Thomas Petri, it will “examine the impact that the regulations and policies of the Transportation Security Administration have on aviation passenger experience and the free flow of aviation commerce,” according to a brief on the subcommittee’s website (PDF).

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Hearing: Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee -Live

I found the link for the Live Coverage
11-29-2012 10am EST
This hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be webcast live.

Background Information

Witness Testimonies
Panel 1
The Honorable John Pistole (Invited)
The Honorable Charles K. Edwards
Mr. Steve Lord

Panel 2
Mr. Ken Dunlap
Ms. Veda Shook
Mr. Charlie Leocha

bonus info CNN Article
TSA chief will be a 'no show' at congressional hearing

They need to face some Patrick Henry style

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sounds about right. ;)

Just open the box and see

Poorly worded headline. I hate the TSA, but they didn't say

that CONGRESS has no jurisdiction over them, just that the House Transportation Committee doesn't.

Likely that is because they are under DHS, and thus might more logically fall under a military or intelligence committee.

Excuse me?

Who comprises the House Transportation Committee? Members of congress maybe?

They didn't say that NO ONE in Congress had jurisdiction, just

not that particular committee.

The title implied the claim was that Congress, taken entirely, did not have jurisdiction.

The proper headline would be to say that the particular committee was claimed not to have jurisdiction.