CARTER-BACKED ACTION TO STOP FUNDING FOR PORT DEAL PASSES COMMITEE
March 8, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Congressman John Carter (TX-31) today strongly supported an amendment offered by Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) that would halt federal funding for the deal to have Dubai Ports World manage ports in the United States. The amendment to the emergency supplemental bill would prohibit federal funds from being used to execute the controversial deal between several U.S. ports and Dubai Ports World, a company that is partly owned and controlled by the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
"Since news of this deal broke, my constituents have expressed grave concerns over the security of our nation's ports. This is a complex issue, and we need to step back and take a look at the facts before we enter into a deal that may or may not compromise our nation's security," Congressman Carter said. "I am pleased to support the measure that restricts emergency supplemental and all other federal dollars from being used to pay for this controversial deal."