TSA Meets Deadline - Remarks by Homeland Security Adviser Ridge [November 18, 2002] [open pdf - 17KB]
This transcript includes the November 18, 2002 remarks of Homeland Security Adviser Tom Ridge in which he announces the historic milestone of implementing professional screeners in the nation's 429 commercial airports. "The Department of Transportation, under the extraordinary leadership of their secretary, Norm Mineta, Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson and Admiral [James] Loy, will successfully meet the one-year deadline set by President Bush when he signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act on November 19, 2001."
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