Broad Support For Homeland Security Bill, Without Big Labor

With the House voting 371 to 40 and the Senate 85 to 8, Congress approves the Homeland Security Bill. It is good that Congress actually passed something worthwhile, and all in one day. The reason it passed is for what was taken out of it. The unionizing of federal airport screeners.

At the threat of a veto from Bush, a provision by Democrats that would have extended union protection to 45,000 federal airport screeners was taken out. Whether or not airport screeners are union is of no concern to our security. It is just Democrats doing quid pro quo for their largest donor, big labor. Pretty much just politicizing an important bill.

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