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Chaffetz, Cummings Respond to DHS Secret Service Report

Dec 19, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C.(Dec. 18, 2014) – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman-elect Jason Chaffetz (R – UT), and current Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D – MD), released the following statement in response to a review conducted by an independent panel appointed by the Department of Homeland Security on recent security breaches within the Secret Service:

"We appreciate the hard work this Panel put into reviewing recent incidents within the Secret Service. Their report highlights many issues we have long had concerns with. Every day honorable men and women put their lives on the line to protect the President, first family, and others within the Administration. There’s no room for mistakes.

“At the start of the new Congress, we will be conducting a bipartisan investigation that will allow lawmakers to further examine some of the matters highlighted in this report. The investigation will examine security breaches that have recently been publicly reported, as well as focus on overall leadership, staffing, culture, protocol, technology, tactics and training issues. A serious and robust investigation must include cooperation on both sides of aisle in order to root out systemic problems and implement proper reforms.”

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