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Janet Napolitano blasted by Congress during Department of Homeland Security hearings

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On February 25, 2010, Janet Napolitano testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations. In an uncommon display of bipartisan unity, most members were unanimous in their open criticism of the beleaguered agency and its inept leadership. Prior to the hearing, Independent Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Susan Collins, R-Maine, wrote to Napolitano, calling the size of the agency's work force "unacceptable, untenable and unsustainable."

Lieberman, Collins Astounded DHS Contract Workers Exceed Number Of Civilian Employees

This grim reality was further exacerbated by Napolitano’s proposed 2011 budget for the Department of Homeland Security, described by Congressman Hal Rogers as “simply indefensible”, “at best - curious, at worst - dangerous.” In his opening statement, Rogers said, “In the seven years that I have examined DHS’s budgets, I don’t think I’ve seen a proposal that is so poorly prioritized and that so badly fails to a…