Proposed Sale of Port Operations Raises Serious Concerns on the Hill
Press release: "Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Ranking Member Joseph Lieberman sent letters today to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Department of Treasury Secretary John Snow expressing "serious concerns" with the proposed sale of operations at six major U.S. ports to Dubai Ports World (DPW), a company owned by the Dubai-government. The letter was also signed by Senators Norm Coleman (R-MN), Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and Ranking Member Carl Levin (D-MI)." AP: Bush Shrugs Off Objections to Port Deal
AP: Frist to Offer Bill Halting U.S. Port Deal
Press release: "Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, with jurisdiction over international trade, today questioned the selling of the management of six key U.S. ports to a United Arab Emirates-owned company. Grassley expressed concern to the Treasury secretary that the deal may compromise national security and trade security."
White House press release: President Discusses Port Security, February 21, 2006.
New York Times: Bush Would Veto Any Bill to Halt Dubai Port Deal
The Hill: Showdown over ports