Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act

Floor Speech

By:  Pete King
Date: May 30, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Only due to the shortness of time, I will keep my remarks brief. This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and directs the DHS Secretary to make it a priority to assign officers and intelligence analysts to participate in State and urban area fusion centers located in high-risk jurisdictions with mass transit systems.

I would like to thank Congresswoman Speier and Chairman Meehan for their dedicated work in this area.

I reserve the balance of my time.

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Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, I come from a region which has almost 6 million daily passengers on subway and commuter lines. This legislation is absolutely vital, I urge its adoption, and I yield back the balance of my time.

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