Sasse Votes Against Confirmation of TSA Director

"The Department of Homeland Security needs to admit that it has a crisis of bureaucratic complacency."

June 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, issued the following statement about his "no" vote on the confirmation of Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to head the Transportation Security Administration.

"While Admiral Neffenger is an impressive man, it is naive and dangerous to pretend installing one director can heal what ails TSA. The Department of Homeland Security needs to admit that it has a crisis of bureaucratic complacency – lacking an overarching vision and coherent measures of success and failure.”