10/11/2007 - A bill (H.R. 1717) that would establish a national agricultural and biodefense facility has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. H.R. 1717 is also pending in the House Agriculture Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
10/10/2007 - Passport and visa security are highlighted in a July report on border security by the government’s watchdog. Recommendations address taking better advantage of security features in the future.