The United States House Transportation Subcommittee includes:

  • transportation safety (except automobile safety and transportation security functions of the Department of Homeland Security)

Which bodies of the US government provide oversight of DHS Aviation Security functions?

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The Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet-level arm of the Executive Branch. The Sec'y of Homeland Security directly "runs" that branch, and serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States. There is a House committee on Homeland Security which conducts "oversight" and handles legislation related to security. There is likewise a Senate committee. This is the DHS page on aviation security; and this is a house report on TSA oversight, connected to this bill which did not become law, but is on the topic as an example of what legislative oversight would mean.


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