TWIC fees cut
On March 8, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ DHS budget hearing was postponed, but the House DHS oversight subcommittee proceeded with its hearing on eliminating department costs waste and fraud.
Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said the Government Accountability Office and the DHS Inspector General continue finding numerous cases of department waste, fraud, abuse, and duplication.
GAO’s Cathleen Berrick, Homeland Security and Justice Issues managing director, testified TSA security assessments for hazardous material trucking companies overlap with FMCSA efforts. Over the next five years, avoiding TSA reviews on companies less than two years after a FMCSA review could save $164,000.
Ending TSA reviews on carriers with a FMCSA review during the same five-year period could cut $373,000, while eliminating all TSA reviews on hazardous material trucking companies could save more than $1 million, Berrick said.