[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: George W. Bush (2001, Book II)]
[November 1, 2001]
[Page 1333]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on House of Representatives Action on Aviation Security 
November 1, 2001

    I commend the House for passing legislation that will help ensure 
the safety of the traveling public by strengthening security at 
America's airports. I am pleased the bill includes many of the safety 
measures proposed by my administration, including strong Federal 
oversight of airline security, an expanded Federal air marshals program, 
and important aircraft security enhancements.
    The American people deserve tough security standards, and the House 
plan delivers. I urge the House and Senate to quickly work together to 
send a strong and effective bill to my desk.