The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have proposed to maneuver the Secret Service from DHS to the Treasury Division, reversing a distinguished a part of the consolidation of some two dozen companies and sub-agencies to create DHS in 2003.
“While known primarily for protection, the Secret Service also performs important financial, counterfeit currency, and cybercrime investigations that target our nation’s financial payment systems. This realignment naturally serves the Treasury’s goal of maintaining a stable and secure national economy, and allows the Secret Service to reprioritize its investigative mission,” stated Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. on introducing S-3636.
Along with the transfer, the measure contains a number of new provisions for overseeing the company’s operations.
The Trump administration has proposed the shift a number of instances however Congress has not acted. The chair of the Home Homeland Safety Committee, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson D-Miss., is amongst these opposing it, saying in response to the invoice’s introduction that “I just don’t see the point of going down this road and introducing upheaval at a time when the executive branch is already struggling to respond to the unprecedented and deadly coronavirus pandemic.”
He additionally stated the measure might open the door for extra dismantling of DHS “at a critical time in its development.”
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