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Bill Targets Foreign Role at U.S. Sites

House Armed Services Committee chairman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon), seeking to derail a government-owned Arab company’s plans to manage port facilities in six American cities, said Thursday he would introduce legislation not only to kill that deal but also to prevent foreign companies from controlling facilities determined to be critical to U.S. national security. Hunter’s legislation could affect the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, where 13 of the 14 container terminal operations are foreign-owned. “It makes sense in this new age of terrorism that critical infrastructure be owned by Americans,” Hunter said in an interview. He said his proposal could apply not only to ports but also to power plants and “other infrastructure that is critical to the nation.” Full Story

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