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ports and transportation more safe, but they also may add costs and delays to international and domestic trade.
The bill requires screening of all cargo on passenger planes within three years and sets a five-year goal of scanning all container ships for nuclear devices before they leave foreign ports. While lauding Congress for passing the bill, Bush said he will continue to work with lawmakers to ensure the cargo screening provisions are workable and don't impede commerce. The legislation also authorizes more than $4 billion for four years for rail, transit and bus security.
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