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DHS secretary weighs in on port security bill

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff encouraged lawmakers Tuesday to pass a maritime security bill that is not weighed down with extraneous provisions, indicating that his department supports the House’s version of the legislation more than the Senate’s approach. House and Senate conference leaders are trying to resolve their differences and pass a final bill by the end of this week, and one of them, House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., said he is “cautiously optimistic” that a final agreement will be reached. Full Story

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