House struggles over security bill

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 3:48 PM EST

Last week, House Republicans rejected language in a bill that would have shifted oversight responsibility for cybersecurity from the Homeland Security Department to a newly created position in the Office of Management and Budget.

The proposed provision was seen as coming from Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), chairman of the House Reform Committee. A Davis spokesman, however, said "there never was any language in the bill that transferred functions from DHS to OMB."

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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