House Considering Major Security Bill

Passed by Senate Thursday, bill affects 9/11 Commission recommendations, funding, port security

Final House-Senate agreement this week came only after Democrats agreed to a Republican demand that gives protection from lawsuits to people who in good faith report what they believe is terrorist activity around airplanes, trains and buses. The issue grew out of an incident last fall when six Muslim scholars were removed from a Minneapolis flight after other passengers said they were acting strangely. The scholars have filed suit, saying their civil rights were violated.


The bills are H.R.1 and S.4

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