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Airport security

A bill (H.R. 2688) introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) would require the physical screening of all people, goods, property, vehicles, and equipment before they are allowed into the secure area of an airport. The bill would take effect 120 days after it is enacted. Until the measure took effect, the bill would require that the government conduct random screenings and inspections of such articles. Under the measure, the TSA would be required to report to Congress on ongoing efforts and projected timelines for developing screening standards for airport personnel, assessing available technologies for securing airport perimeters, and developing and implementing a standardized approach for conducting airport vulnerability assessments. H.R. 2688 has eight cosponsors and has been referred to the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Security, and Cybersecurity.patriot act.

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