Aviation Security: Final Passage
|This vote was on whether to approve S. 1447, a bill to improve aviation security, including making all airport security screeners federal employees. House Republican leaders engaged in a protracted battle against the Senate bill since the federalization of the nations security screeners would have meant more unionized workers. After much arm twisting, House Republican leaders eventually succeeded and the House voted to reject the Senate bill. Their victory was short lived however, since the Senates stronger aviation security legislation was later adopted by the House in conference, and signed into law by President Bush (P.L. 107-71). Failed 214 Yea to 218 Nay.|
Votes from the 107th and 108th Sessions of U.S. Congress.
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