House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi touts progress on 9/11 bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens during a news
conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, July 27, 2007, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)


Pelosi touts progress on 9/11 bill

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 24 minutes ago

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the Democrats' weekly radio address Saturday to tout her party's passage of legislation to implement major recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

The House passed the bill Friday on a 371-40 vote, a day after the Senate passed it 85-8. The White House said the president would sign it.

The legislation would shift money to high-risk states and cities, expand screening of air and sea cargo and put money into a new program to ensure that security officials at every level can communicate with each other.