Victims' Rights Caucus

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Rep. Ted Poe issued the following statement in response to Dubai Port Worlds announcement to sell off US holdings:

With the recent public outcry over the decision to allow foreign state-owned companies run our ports, I am not surprised by todays announcement by Dubai Port World to sell off their US holdings. While this particular issue may be put to rest, our eyes have been opened to other potential dangers lurking in our ports. Outsourcing national security to foreign countries is a dangerous deal that defies all common sense. The Port Security Act of 2006 will call for a Congressional review of all existing foreign state-owned companies operating in US ports. Americas national security is not for sale.

Congressman Ted Poe announced last week that he joined Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida in sponsoring the Port Security Act of 2006. In addition to calling for Congressional review of all existing foreign state-owned companies operating in US ports, this legislation will prohibit all foreign state-owned companies from controlling operations at US ports.

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