Markey Looking for Bipartisan Support on Cargo Security Proposal – CQ Homeland Security

Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., didn’t seek support from other lawmakers before announcing that he intends to file a bill to mandate explosives screening for all U.S.-bound packages – on cargo planes as well as passenger planes — but he’s hoping his colleagues will stand behind the proposal.

“At this point, Mr. Markey would welcome support from both sides of the aisle, considering this is a matter of national security,” said spokeswoman Giselle Barry.