The chairmen of the Senate and House homeland security panels on Wednesday bashed a new report by their colleagues that is critical of intelligence gathering efforts at fusion centers.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said a report issued by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) fails to back up the claims it makes about the ineptitude of state and local fusion centers.

“I strongly disagree with the report’s core assertion that ‘fusion centers have been unable to meaningfully contribute to federal counterterrorism efforts,’” Lieberman said on Wednesday.