Senate Panel OKs $2.4B Over 6 Years to Improve Port Screening

Sanchez, Humberto
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/3/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32373, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports on the approval of a legislation that would authorize providing multimillion-dollar in grants to port operators over six years to help pay for the cost of security improvements by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in the U.S. According to Senator Susan Collins, chairman of the committee, the measure would provide much-needed financial assistance to the ports as they seek to strengthen their terrorism prevention efforts.


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