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2006-07-28 16:24:12

By Edgar Ang NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will roll out its more extensive port workers checks as planned at the year's end in spite potential lengthy public debate, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Friday. The second phase of the U.S.

2006-07-18 17:28:03

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional opponents of a free-trade pact with Oman raised concerns on Tuesday about provisions they said could jeopardize U.S. port security, but other lawmakers said they were misstating the facts.

2006-07-11 11:53:31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has received more than 1,000 documents of feedback on the new rules for workers entering domestic ports, which include fingerprinting and conducting background checks, a TSA spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

2006-06-09 11:52:44

By Edgar Ang NEW YORK (Reuters) - All coastal ports in the United States are still vulnerable to terrorist attacks despite ongoing efforts to safeguard the maritime industry, security experts said late on Thursday.

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.

2006-05-04 13:43:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill bolstering security at U.S. ports, spurred to action by the recent uproar over a failed plan to transfer some port operations to a Dubai company.

2006-05-02 14:26:04

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All U.S.-bound cargo would have to be screened overseas for dangerous materials or be turned away from American ports under a bill approved on Tuesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

2006-05-02 12:44:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All U.S.-bound cargo would have to be screened as soon as possible under a bill approved on Tuesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The panel did not set a deadline for the initiative, which was included in legislation to beef up port security.

2006-04-26 15:14:12

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A House of Representatives committee on Wednesday rejected a Democratic proposal to require physical inspection of all U.S.-bound marine containers but approved a separate plan that may lead to expanded screening.

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.


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