S. Hrg. 107-593: Port Security: Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations United States Senate and the House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress Second Session, Special Hearing April 4, 2002   [open pdf - 503KB]

On April 4, 2002, the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations convenes to discuss and hear testimony related to Port Security. Testifying are Rear Admiral Erroll Brown of the US Coast Guard, Captain Michael Moore of the US Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Vinson Smith of the US Navy, Robert Coleman of the INS, Thomas Hardy of the US Customs Service, Andrea Riniker of the Port of Tacoma, Steve Sewell of the Port of Seattle, Charles Wellins of Maersk, Inc., Richard Softye of Holland America Line, Del Bates of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 19, John Hemingway of Stevedoring Services of America, and Chief Gil Kerlikovske of the Seattle Police Department. Chairman Senator Patty Murray explains that "today we are going to explore the unique security concerns facing our ports" and that "today's hearing will examine the unique challenges we face in improving port security in our region. What we learn here today will help inform the debate that is taking place in Washington, D.C. and will help me in my oversight responsibilities." He adds "I want to emphasize the critical role that our ports play. Simply put, they are the life blood of our region's economy. Our ports move billions of dollars of goods each day and generate tens of thousands of good-paying jobs that help support families throughout our State."

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