Many Maritime Bills Introduced

Monday, January 10, 2005
Bill introduced re NOAA

Representative Ehlers (R-MI) introduced a bill (H.R. 50) to provide for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes. (1/4/05).

Bill introduced re grants for first responders

Representative Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) introduced a bill (H.R. 91) to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to make grants to first responders, and for other purposes. (1/4/05).

Bill introduced re public transportation security

Representative Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bill (H.R. 153) to provide increased rail and public transportation security. (1/4/05).

Bill introduced re sealing empty shipping containers

Representative Millender-McDonald (D-CA) introduced a bill (H.R. 163) to amend title 46, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to carry out an empty shipping container sealing pilot program to encourage shipping container handlers to seal empty shipping containers after they have unpacked them, and for other purposes. (1/4/05).

Bill introduced re terrorism and crime at ports

Representative Millender-McDonald (D-CA) introduced a bill (H.R. 173) to prevent and respond to terrorism and crime at or through ports. (1/4/05).

Bill introduced re first responder grants

Representative Sweeney (R-NY) introduced a bill (H.R. 228) to establish a realistic, threat-based allocation of grant funds for first responders.

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