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2012-09-12 23:04:42

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today that Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will be honored with the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award at the SIA Security Week Gala on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today that Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will be...

2006-06-21 16:06:49

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Republican congressman on Wednesday said he would push for legislation to rescind steep cuts in federal anti-terrorism grant funds for New York City and Washington. New York Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said he was outraged at new Department of Homeland Security risk allocation methods that reduced 2006 anti-terrorism funds for New York by $83 million, and for Washington by $31 million. During a...

2006-05-04 17:20:53

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to bolster security at U.S. ports, spurred by the recent uproar over a failed plan for a Dubai company to manage several port terminals. The bipartisan bill, approved by 421-2 and backed by the White House, authorizes $5.5 billion for port security. It requires the government to finish installing radiation screening equipment at major U.S. ports by the end of 2007. The measure,...

2006-04-25 16:30:05

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress took the offensive on port security on Tuesday by urging that a bill require all U.S.-bound cargo containers to be inspected for items such as dirty bombs. Seizing on anxieties raised by the recent Dubai ports deal, Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and other Democrats said Republicans should accept his plan to show they are genuinely concerned about port security. The shipping industry rejects the idea of insisting on...

2006-03-08 11:55:49

By Matt Spetalnick NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is sticking to his threat to veto any legislation blocking a Dubai company from managing U.S. ports, a spokesman said, as congressional Republicans predicted just such a bill would easily clear a House committee on Wednesday. "The president's position has not changed," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters traveling with Bush to the Gulf Coast region hit by Hurricane Katrina. "We continue to work...

2006-02-21 16:40:47

By Susan Cornwell and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush rejected congressional pressure to step in and suspend an Arab company's takeover of operations at major U.S. seaports on Tuesday and vowed to veto any legislation to block the deal. "After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward," Bush told reporters aboard Air Force One. If Congress passed a law to stop the deal, "I'll deal with it with a veto." The port...

2006-02-21 18:21:41

By Susan Cornwell and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Risking a showdown with the U.S. Congress, President George W. Bush threatened to veto any legislation that would block an Arab company's takeover of the management of major American seaports. "After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward," Bush told reporters aboard Air Force One. If Congress passed a law to stop the deal, "I'll deal with it with a veto." The issue of whether...

2006-02-21 13:48:00

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Powerful Washington lawmakers citing security concerns on Tuesday pushed emergency legislation to block a controversial deal that would place management of six major U.S. ports in the hands of a state-owned Arab company. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said the Bush administration should put on hold a deal to stop state-controlled Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates from managing sea ports in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore,...

2006-02-21 09:39:20

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will seek quick action in Congress to block a deal under which a state-owned Dubai company would manage major U.S. seaports, they said on Tuesday. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer and Republican Congressman Peter King, who is chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, would push the legislation as soon as Congress resumes on Monday, Schumer's office said in a statement. King said on Sunday the Bush...


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