FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2018
Contact: Michael Soneff
The Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act would fortify federal partnerships with State and local stakeholders to protect transit systems and the people who use them.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act advanced out of the Homeland Security Committee on a unanimous vote.
Rep. Barragán’s legislation would improve security at our nation’s airports, railways, and mass transit systems and reduce emergency response times by putting more federal law enforcement officers and resources near high-risk surface transportation assets, including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The bill would also provide new terrorism-focused training, and improve cooperation between federal, State, and local law enforcement partners by establishing a framework for unified operation centers.
“I am encouraged by the bipartisan support for my legislation and happy to see it reported out of the Homeland Security Committee. The next step is a vote on the House floor,” said Rep. Barragán. “This legislation is critical to protecting our transportation hubs and commuter infrastructure. We must not let our guard down and work to ensure that our law enforcement officers are equipped to meet our security challenges. This bill would provide necessary resources and tools to help keep our transit systems safe and secure.”
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.