RECENT VOTES

H.R. 1: Improving America's Security Act of 2007

July 27, 2007

On Friday July 27 the House passed the Conference Report on H.R. 1: Improving America's Security Act of 2007. This legislation implements a number of recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission and fulfills one of the commitments made in January by the new Democratic-led Congress. It provides for a larger distribution of homeland security grants to states and municipalities based on risk and provides separate funding for states to improve their interoperable communication capabilities. More than $4 billion is provided over four years for train, transit and bus security grants. The legislation also calls for 100% screening of all maritime cargo bound for the U.S. that is loaded on ships in foreign ports within 5 years. It requires the screening of all cargo on passenger planes within 3 years.

  YEA NAY PRESENT NOT VOTING
DEMOCRAT

221

1

0

9

REPUBLICAN

150

39

0

13

TOTAL

371

40

0

22

MASSACHUSETTS
DELEGATION

8

0

0

1

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