Transportation Security: Protecting Passengers and Freight, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 6, 2016 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the April 6, 2016 hearing on "Transportation Security: Protecting Passengers and Freight," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of the Honorable John Thune, U.S. Senator from South Dakota, "On March 22, terrorists associated with ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] detonated three bombs in Brussels, two at an airport and one in a busy metro car. Thirty-five people, including four Americans, were killed in this cowardly attack. The victims of these attacks remain in our thoughts and prayers. The threat from ISIS, Al Qaeda, and their sympathizers is real, and we must ensure that sound policies are in place to enhance security and prevent these deadly attacks. This hearing will focus on the efforts of the Transportation Security Administration to secure surface transportation modes. In light of the attacks in Brussels, however, we will also address the related challenge of safeguarding the areas of airports outside passenger screening checkpoints." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: the Honorable Peter Neffenger.
S. Hrg. 114-406; Senate Hearing 114-406
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