Senate Bill Aims To Beef Up Port Security

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT) -- Top members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation have introduced a bill that seeks to beef up security at the U.S.' ports, which they say could be vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

Committee chairman John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, introduced the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2010 on Monday, in hopes of augmenting previous port security laws with a renewed focus on hazardous cargo, small vessel security and global supply chain security.

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