In a letter to Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., they write, “Congress owes it to the dedicated civil servants who were slain in the line of service to redouble its efforts to safeguard the dedicated men and women of our civil service.”
The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee weighed in on their oversight responsibility in the wake of the Navy Yard incident.
“In particular, our committee needs to take a closer look at the background check process for individuals applying for security clearances, whether they are contractors or federal employees, and we need to examine what the oversight process is once an individual obtains a security clearance,” Carper said. “We also want to look at the process for gaining access privileges to secure facilities, such as the Navy Yard.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.