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Nielsen says DHS has 'authorities needed' on election security, pushes DHS authorization bill

May 16, 2018 |
Maggie Miller
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that DHS has all the “authorities” needed to address election security issues, while simultaneously pushing for passage of a bill to reauthorize DHS during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing Tuesday.

“We have all the authorities we need,” Nielsen said in response to a question from Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) during a hearing on DHS authorities, which was dominated by discussion of non-cyber issues such as border and drone...

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