March 21, 2007


Homeland Security


Today I call on Pete Domenici to explain to the people of New Mexico why he voted against improving our homeland security.


On March 13th, Pete Domenici voted no on S.4, “Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act.”  This bill will implement the recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission and will make Americans more secure.  The senate vote was 60-38, with 10 Republicans joining with 50 Democrats. 


The bill has several major provisions.  It helps local governments with grants for first responders and communications equipment.  The bill helps to equalize homeland security funding for the states.  Perhaps most important, it strengthens our rail, transit and cargo security.  Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) made an eloquent statement on this bill here.


It is unfortunate that Pete Domenici has voted against making our country safer.


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