Monday, September 28, 2015

House Passes HR 2786 – Cross-Border Rail Security

This evening the House passed HR 2786, the Cross-Border Rail Security Act of 2015, under suspension of the rules. With limited debate (just six minutes) and no floor amendments, the bill was passed by a vote of 412 to 0.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this bill continues the Congressional obsession with the possible smuggling of nuclear or radiological devices into the United States while ignoring the much more common threat of large shipments of toxic inhalation hazard chemicals that frequently enter the country by rail without being checked for potential improvised explosive devices.

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