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April 17, 2017

KABC: House Committee on Homeland Security tour ports of LA, Long Beach

Members of the House Committee on Homeland Security toured the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Monday to discuss port security and the impact on trade.

The committee members said they were committed to making sure the ports have the funding and technology they need to be secure.

 “We decided long ago that boots on the ground does not really give us the security we need, but it’s technology,” Democratic Representative Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi said.

Thompson was joined by Democratic representatives Filemon Vela of Texas and Nanette Diaz Barragan of South Los Angeles on the tour. …

“When we hear things about funding being cut in one place to go to another place like a border wall, you then put security at risk at the ports and that’s something I am committed to making sure we don’t do,” Barragan said. READ MORE