Screen Test

York, Byron
December 2001
National Review;12/3/2001, Vol. 53 Issue 23, p30
The article discusses a bill passed by the United States House related to aviation security. The bill called for a new safety system in which the U.S.'s 28,000 airport baggage screeners would be private contractors working under strict federal supervision, as opposed to the Senate bill, which called for all screeners to be federal employees. The House bill calls for more far-reaching changes in security than does the Senate version. The Senate bill was done hurriedly in the wake of September 11 terrorist attacks and ignored several critical areas of air safety, like the need for full screening of checked baggage and greater security in non-public areas of airports.


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