What: All Issues : Making Government Work for Everyone, Not Just the Rich or Powerful : Adequate Funding for Homeland Security : H.R. 2555. Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations/Vote to Protect Airline Passengers by Requiring a Thorough Inspection of All Aviation Cargo. (2003 house Roll Call 308)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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H.R. 2555. Fiscal 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations/Vote to Protect Airline Passengers by Requiring a Thorough Inspection of All Aviation Cargo.
house Roll Call 308     Jun 24, 2003
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One of the many duties of the Department of Homeland Security is to insure the safety of airline passengers. During House consideration of a $30.4 billion spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security, Congressman Markey (D-MA) introduced an amendment designed to prevent the implementation of any aviation cargo security plan which allows unscreened or uninspected cargo on passenger planes. Progressives voted in favor of Markey's amendment as a way to protect the flying public from the transport of potentially dangerous luggage. Opponents of the Markey amendment argued that requirements to screen every piece of luggage would be too costly to implement. Democrats voted unanimously in favor of Markey's proposal and, with help from a substantial number of Republicans, the amendment was adopted on a 278-146 vote.

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