US Senate approves bill to increase port security Natalie Hrubos at 6:52 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] unanimously approved a port security bill [HR 4954 text] Thursday that would require the government to install radiation-detection devices at US ports and to test the feasibility of scanning US-bound cargo overseas. Senators nonetheless voted 61-37 [roll call] against setting a four-year deadline for all US-bound cargo to be scanned for nuclear weapons at foreign ports. While Democrats supported the deadline, many Republicans said the proposal would hurt the shipping industry.
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