Congress Responds To Cargo Aircraft Safety Concerns

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 1:38 PM EST) -- In the wake of the October discovery of explosives on two U.S.-bound cargo aircraft, Congress has recently taken multiple steps to address safety concerns, with members of both houses introducing new legislation and a Senate committee questioning federal officials about their ability to adequately secure air cargo.

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Wednesday introduced the Air Cargo Security Act, which aims to require screening of 100 percent of cargo carried on all-cargo aircraft, while Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., launched similar legislation in the U.S. House...
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