Hal Rogers In Line For Chairmanship

Washington – A Kentucky Congressman could become chairman of a new house committee that will oversee the organization of a new homeland security department. Somerset Republican Hal Rogers was elected last week to the House GOP Steering Committee. That group will organize other House committees and decide who serves on them. The new Steering Committee will oversee the streamlining of President Bush's new Homeland Security Department. To monitor the creation, the Louisville Courier-Journal is reporting that Hal Rogers stands a good chance of being elected Chairman of that Committee. Rogers has served in Congress for 22 years, and is Chairman of the House Subcommittee that sets federal transportation spending.