TSA criticized for delaying cargo deadline

11/2/2011 | Hill, The

House Democrats criticized the Transportation Security Administration for pushing back a deadline for inspecting all air cargo. "With the marking of the one-year anniversary of an air cargo terrorist plot, launched by an al-Qaida terrorist affiliate in Yemen, TSA should be working steadfastly and aggressively to get international agreements in place to ensure that all cargo loaded on planes bound for the U.S. is screened -- as required under the law," Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement. In response, the TSA said it has improved cargo inspections and continues to move ahead on a cargo inspection rule.

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