Calendar No. 830 110th Congress Report SENATE 2d Session 110-396 ====================================================================== DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2009 _______ June 23, 2008.--Ordered to be printed _______ Mr. Byrd, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following REPORT [To accompany S. 3181] The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 3181) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass. [...] PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVES The Committee notes the administration has released several Homeland Security Presidential Directives over the last year, including ones concerning the deterrence of the use of improvised explosive devices and efforts to enhance cyber security. However, in both cases these documents are classified, putting them out of the reach of many of the people responsible for their implementation. While making determinations about the classification of sensitive materials is ultimately the responsibility of the executive branch, the Committee strongly urges the agencies responsible to re-examine their policies to be certain that the public good would not be better served if these documents and the information contained in them were more accessible to appropriate State, local, and private sector officials.