ABSTRACT

S. Rept. 110-31: Aviation Security Improvement Act, Report to Accompany S. 509, March 5, 2007   [open pdf - 176KB]

"Purpose of the Bill: The Aviation Security Improvement Act, S. 509, as reported, would strengthen aviation security by addressing unimplemented air transportation security recommendations of the National Commission on Terrorist Attack Upon the United States (9/11 Commission). The legislation proposes new security measures, assessments and programs focused on air cargo, baggage and checkpoint screening, passenger pre-screening, and general aviation. Background and Needs: Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), Congress acted promptly to address immediate threats to our Nation's transportation infrastructure system and passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (P.L. 107-71). ATSA was signed into law on November 19, 2001, and created the Transportation Security Administration within the Department of Transportation (TSA), which took control over all aspects of transportation security. On November 25, 2002, Congress passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296), which created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into which TSA was incorporated."

Report Number:
S. Rept. 110-31; Senate Report 110-31
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Date:
2007-03-05
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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