Ridge on Hill Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge appeared before a Senate committee yesterday. It was his first appearance before a congressional committee, and he took the opportunity to urge lawmakers to quickly approve plans for a new Cabinet-level Homeland Security Department. Ridge said the office would plug intelligence holes that led to security lapses that have become evident since Sept. 11. NPR's David Welna reports.
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Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge appeared before a Senate committee yesterday. It was his first appearance before a congressional committee, and he took the opportunity to urge lawmakers to quickly approve plans for a new Cabinet-level Homeland Security Department. Ridge said the office would plug intelligence holes that led to security lapses that have become evident since Sept. 11. NPR's David Welna reports.