Reorganization authority needed

Congress should give the president fast-track authority to reorganize government agencies to prevent the squabbling that hampered the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, said Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.

Davis called the long legislative process to set up the new department a fiasco because of turf wars in Congress. The bill setting up the department was introduced in June 2002 and became law in November.

Reorganization authority eliminates turf wars, Davis said, because Congress votes yes or no on reorganization plans put forth by the executive branch. Lawmakers cannot change the plans before voting.

 

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