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House Panel Backs New Port Security Bill

A Homeland Security subcommittee approved a measure Thursday that aims to improve cargo inspections and strengthen U.S. ports security in the wake of the Dubai controversy. By voice vote, the House Homeland Security subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity sent the wide-ranging bill to the full committee, which is to vote on the measure in late April. The House bill, similar to a measure pending in the Senate, would require the Homeland Security Department to lay out a timetable — and meet its targets — for putting radiation portal monitors at U.S. seaports that don’t have them. Full Story

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