Porter Goss on Homeland Security
Former Republican Representative (FL-14)
Congress took too little action to adjust itself or to restructure the executive branch to address the emerging terrorist threat. Congressional oversight for intelligence - and counterterrorism - is dysfunctional.“Goss and Harman said, ”Undoubtedly, we can improve the way we do our work, and Congress might better organize to conduct comprehensive oversight. We will, of course, carefully consider the Commission’s recommendations for strengthening our ability to do oversight.“
This bill increases investment in human intelligence and the capabilities that they represent for us, the core mission of our intelligence community. It improves intelligence analysis, coverage in depth, so that we have more focused, sharper information for our decisionmakers. It strengthens intelligence community language capabilities across the board, through both improved legislative authorities and initial investment, so we have the people who know the languages we need to know to do our job.
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[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:
The National Security Restoration Act:
No US troops under UN command, and restoration of the essential parts of our national security funding to strengthen our national defense and maintain our credibility around the world.
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