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How to Fix the 100 Hours Homeland Security Bill

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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Baker Spring; James Sherk; Brian W. Walsh

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: Homeland defense; Homeland security

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007, passed by the House as a part of the Speaker's "100 Hours" agenda, muddles the mission of providing homeland security with misguided proposals. Congress should replace the most troubling provisions of H.R. 1 with initiatives that are more consistent with the 9/11 Commission's recommendations.