House bill on airport screening offers security mostly to corporate profits

Commentary | January 1, 2001 | By John Burbank | Tacoma News Tribune

It should not have come down to this, and it shouldn't have even been a partisan issue. In fact, in the Senate, 50 Democrats joined 50 Republicans to unanimously pass a bill to federalize the airport security screeners. But over in the House, the Republican leadership decided to protect companies that have histories of security violations rather than ensure that our nation's airports are safe.

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