Jan 10, 2007- 9-11 Commission Legislation As Critical for Port Security, Homeland Security

June 12, 2007
Press Release
Implementation of the 9-11 Commission recommendations is one of the top priorities of the Democratic-controlled House and the vote was seen as a sign of the strength of the new majority. On final passage, 231 Democrats voted in favor (two were absent). Sixty-eight Republicans supported the measure, with 128 Republicans opposed.

"Port security is essential to America's homeland security," said Congresswoman Kaptur, a member of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee. "Too few containers are being inspected, while our seaports and ports of entry remain understaffed to do the complete job of inspection of cargo, people, and luggage.

"Real security requires that we implement the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. In the first 100 hours of this new Congress, with new leadership, we are finally meeting the expectations of the American people, six years after the 9-11 attacks, to address the gaps in our security systems."