S. Hrg. 107-1065: Crime and Security Issues Involving U.S. Seaports: Hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, July 24, 2001 [open pdf - 222KB]
From the opening statement of John McCain: "In our efforts to increase our nation's seaport security, we must ensure to take into account not only the wide range of threats and crimes surrounding our seaports, but also the unique nature of our ports. I know today's witnesses are going to share their views on the Interagency Commission Report on Crime and Security in U.S. Seaports. As we found out last year, the commissioners determined that seaport crime encompasses a broad range of crimes. These include the importation of illicit drugs, contraband, prohibited or restricted merchandise, stowaways and alien smuggling, trade fraud and commercial smuggling, environmental crimes, cargo theft, and the unlawful exportation of controlled commodities and munitions, stolen property and drug proceeds...I am also interested in hearing their views on S. 1214, the Port and Maritime Security Act, which was introduced by Chairman Hollings last Friday. Specifically, I hope our witnesses can shed some light on how they believe the provisions of that bill could be implemented, what they believe would be the cost to both the public and private sector, and how the flow of commerce would be affected." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Edwards, Ernest F. Hollings, John McCain, Bruce J. Carlton, James M. Craig, Bob Graham, Michael Leone, James M. Loy, Basil Maher, John L. Miller, Kim E. Petersen, James W. Underwood, Charles Winwood, and Peter H. Powell, Sr.
S. Hrg. 107-1065; Senate Hearing 107-1065
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