The difficult "maze" of congressional oversight may be keeping the Department of Homeland Security from performing its regulatory functions effectively. In reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security standards, for example, two House subcommittees are taking up similar measures, observers say. "I've spoken out many times about this, and placed the bureaucratic blame on both parties. I believe it puts our country in greater danger," said Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.
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