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"House Republicans To Introduce Aviation Security Bill"

Monday, October 15, 2001

House Republicans To Introduce Aviation Security Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Don Young
(R-Alaska) this week will introduce a bill addressing security in all
modes of transportation, with a special emphasis on aviation. Young and
House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) will outline
their proposed legislation at a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 17. 

The T&I Committee said in a statement that the bill would create a new
undersecretary of aviation security in DOT, but that screening authority
would be based on "the highly acclaimed and successful European model
where airport security is provided through a coordinated effort of
strong federal oversight and supervision of private screening
contractors." This ratio would be 10-15 percent government personnel and
85-90 percent private sector workers.

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